The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 11/19

Trivia Tuesday! For Nov. 19th, brought to us each week by our kind friends over at Omnivore Recordings Your only place for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know!

However, before we get to this weeks Trivia Quiz, we’d like to recognize the sharp- eye’d readers who weighed in on last weeks question, which was: We asked you to give us the titles to FIVE classic Beatles songs that feature a Harmonica in the introduction? The winning answer is “Love me Do” “Little Child” “I Should Have Known Better” “I’ll Get You” and “Chains” Coming In first fast  but with only two titles, was FAST Freddie Vogel ! Followed closely by our old friend Steven Winogradsky, but with only one title! Lastly, but certainly not leastly is Owen! Who was the only reader to identify all five titles! Way to go Owen, Number one once again!

But now, it’s time for this weeks new Trivia question:  And this week it’s lyrical and it’s in two parts:

Part one: According to the song: “We are billion year old carbon”   We need to know what classic song that lyric is from and WHO WROTE IT?

Part two: This great song had an auspicious debut, being recorded and released by Three major artist and all originally released in the same year! Who are the three artists and the only one to take the song to number one, but, only in the U.K. ?

In summary, here’s what we need:

1) What classic song includes the lyric: “We are billion year old carbon” and who wrote it ?

2) It holds the distinction of being originally  released by three major artists all in the same year! Who are they and which one took it to number one in the U.K. ?

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  1. Joni Mitchell’s wrote “THE” song which to me really represents the biggest out door campout concert held are WOODSTOCK N.Y., we ALL and forever identify with this awesome 60’s moment in time as – of course “WOODSTOCK” and that is the song’s title. The lyrics are capture the sights, sounds and viseral and emotional gathering perfectly! I wasn’t’t there but have watched the doc a dozen times. Her song IS truly representative of that time (our time)!
    CAN&Y recorded it and brought us right along for the ride. My memory of that song tells me that I heard CAN&Yes version 1st and soon thereafter I became aware of JONI’S recording and it wasn’t’ until much later I discovered that Joni wrote the song.
    After some research I found that “MATTHEW SOUTHERN COMFORT” also recorded it (#1 in G.B.) Note: had to cheat here! But I also was reminded Mathrw was “Freeport Convention. WOW another blast from the past!!
    ….ALL LOVE & PEACE….wood

  2. Joni Mitchell’s song Woodstock was released by her, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and the #1 UK version was by the British band Matthews Southern Comfort

  3. Ha..Woodstock, written by Joni Mitchell, who also recorded it. She was not there, but heard about it from Graham Nash..Crosby, Stills and Nash. They were there, hence the Nash telling Mitchell the tale of this amazing thing where they performed. Their version is probably the most popular, but I believe Mathews Southern Comfort was the band that had the number 1. That is odd, because they were definetly the lessor known of anyone that recorded that song. The Shoeman might recall seeing Ian Mathews playing the Sundance in Calabassas on numerous occasions. Good times. Magical really.

  4. Woodstock by Joni Mitchell? I can just hear that line in myhead. I’ll be so excited if I’m right. Crosby, Stills & Nash are the only group I can think of.

  5. “Woodstock” by Joni Mitchell. Also recorded by CS&N and Matthews Southern Comfort, with Ian Matthews.

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