The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 2/11

Trivia Tuesday! for Feb. 11th. Brought to us each week by “All The Groovy People” at Omnivore Recordings! Your absolute destination for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But, before we get to this week’s quiz, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who correctly answered last week’s question, which was, an anagram! “Hold an Encore” actually unscrambles to become Leonard Cohen! First in was Fast Fingers Fred Vogel! Way to go yet again Fred! Next in was a long time Leonard Lover Miss Julie Ismert! “Hallelujah” Jules! And lastly but never leastly, all the way from “White House” USA was our old friend Mr. Curtis Stone! Always great to see you  here Mr. S.

But now! It’s time for this week’s Trivia Question: Who or which British  Band was the first to have a number one record in the USA ? And what is the title to this great chart topper ?  Additionally, SMS “Super Genius” status to any reader who can name the legendary English record producer who “produced this ground breaking group ?

In summary, here’s what we need: ( No tricks or technicalities here,  just simply)

1) The name of the first British band to have a Number One record in the U.S.?

2) The title of their chart topping hit?

3) The name of the producer who made this great record?

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  1. Gotta say I was suprised that Leonard Cohen had been produced by Phil Specror. I was looking in the wrong place with memories of old rock female artists.
    The current question I must guess was the instrumental “Telstar” by the Tornados. I was in 6th grade and this song seemed to be EVERYWHERE! It was the great space race WOW! I really do not know the producer though.

    • Hey Woody,
      No question Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector do sound like “Strange Bedfellow’s” But, in fact they did make one album together! 1977’s “Death of a Ladies Man” Not only did Spector produce the record, replete with his “Wall of Sound” but Leonard and Phil co-wrote all the songs!….””What a wild duet”
      And you are quite correct with The Tornado’s and “Telstar”…
      Way to go Woody!

  2. The Tornados..Telstar..produced by Joe Meeks….This took some research…and I might be wrong…The Ventures also recorded this. They cinda coppied the original but had more guitar sounds on it, Imagine that… Ya know, my first bass guitar was a Venture’s Mosrite bass. I wish I still had it…dammitt!!!!

    • Hey Curtis,
      You’re right The Ventures covered “Telstar, for that matter, the covered every instrumental you’ve ever heard! Even “Walk Don’t Run” was a cover, it was originally done by Chet Atkins……I think the only original hit they ever had was “Hawaii 5-0”
      But, that Mosrite Bass was very Cool! And Nobody didn’t like The Ventures!
      Great job Curtis…

    • Hey Ed….YES! You nailed it!
      However, Larry in Munich beat you in by a mere 18 Mins. But! YOU remembered Joe Meek! Impressive Edmund!

  3. (Mr.) Acker Bilk with ”Stranger on the Shore” and ”Telstar” by the Tornados predated the Beatles by a couple of years.

    • Hey Lare,
      In first from halfway across the world! You either stayed up real late or got up real early! Great job, I loved that you included (Mr.) Acker Bilk! I loved that record! Did you know that the song was written for his daughter “Jenny” ?
      In fact that was the songs original title?…..Yes “Stranger on the shore is much more romantic!
      Thank you Larry, always great when you drop in!

    • Hey Fred,
      You were certainly in early, but….Unfortunately, Your answers are all incorrect!
      Sorry my friend, back to the “Books”

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