The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 7/20

Sixties music secrets photoIt certainly is! Trivia Tuesday for July 20th! Brought to us each and every Tuesday morning by all the tremendously Groovey folks at Omnivore Recordings! Your prime destination for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! However, before we get into this weeks all new Trivia quiz, we’d like to acknowledge all the brilliant readers who weighed in on last weeks question, which was: All about The Beach Boys classic “Disney Girls” and it’s author / composer Bruce Johnston!

”Hangin’ ten” and coming in first with all the right answers for the Umpteenth week, was Jeffrey ( I ain’t no Grimmie) Conroy! Coming in a close second was long time reader, old friend and legendary “Hodad” Mr. Jim Gorman! Big SMS thanx, “Surfs’ up and Congrats to both of you and your trivial brilliance!

But  now! It’s time for this weeks new Trivia quiz: During the late 50’s and thru the mid 60’s the pop music charts were deluged with a music genre critics dubbed “Teen age tragedy” song’s! You’re likely familiar with most if not all of them! Generally they were all pretty awful, morbid and depressing! But, in 1960 the legendary husband and wife songwriting team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote a kind of “Answer Song” to all the “Teen Age Tragedy Tunes, and in August of that year, Bob Luman had a Top Ten hit with “Let’s Think About Living,” Ah, but we digress! And here’s your question: Give us at least 5 song titles from the late 50’s thru the mid 60’s where the lyric deals with death and dying and the name of the artists that recorded and released the “Sad Song” ? Additionally give us the titles to at least two Beatle songs where the lyric makes reference to death or dying ?

Just for fun and a few helpful hints, here’s Bob Luman

In summary, here’s what we need…

1) Give us the titles to at least 5 songs whose lyric deals with death or dying ?

2) Give us the names of the 5 artists, respectively who recorded the song ?

3) Give us the titles to at least two Beatle songs where the lyric deals with death or dying ?

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    • Hey Owen,
      Wasn’t a fan of the subject of “Ebony Eye’s, but The beauty of every Everly Bros records simply can’t be denied!

  1. Teen Angel/Mark Dinning
    Leader of the Pack/The Shangri-las
    Honey/Bobby Goldsboro
    Last Kiss/J Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (Originally released by Wayne Cochran)
    Ode to Billie Joe/Bobbie Gentry

    In My Life/The Beatles
    Maxwell’s Hammer/The Beatles

    • Hey Ken,
      Of course, as usual you nailed it However I don’t quite hear any death or dying sentiment in “In My Life” I always felt it was John “In the moment reflecting on his life proclaiming Looking back at every thing I’ve loved and experienced I love YOU more!
      I’ve always believed that it was a misunderstood LOVE SONG! Your thoughts?
      Thanx Ken,

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