The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 7 / 25…

Yes! It is time for an all new Trivia Quiz for Tuesday July 25th! Brought to us each week by all the very groovy folks at Omnivore Recordings! Your best option for all of the greatest music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But! Before we raise the curtain on this week’s all new question, we’d like to recognize all the brilliant readers who chimed in on last week’s quiz, which was all about the great songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David and their incredible catalog of 60’s classic’s!

First in, in record time with all the right answers was Steven The Wizard Winogradsky!  Followed seconds later by Mr. Fred  High Velocity Vogel!  Naturally next in with all the right answers and more great stories was Jeffery  constant Conroy! Wrapping things up was one of the few true Ladies of the 60’s Mz. Denise Shoemaker! Big SMS congrats and thanx! To last week’s brilliant lady and gents!

But now! It’s time for our brand new trivia question for Tuesday July 25th. This week’s quiz is a lyrical question: Take a look at this generous slice of lyrical “Psychedelia” Give us the title to the 60’s classic that features these four lines of lyric, as well as the name of the singer / songwriter who penned and performed this reality bending classic from 1965 ? Additionally and for SMS Super Genius status… According to the song, what was the songs main character smoking ?

Lastly, give us the titles to at least three more great songs from this talented artist ?

Here’s your lyric:

“The Magician he sparkles in satin and velvet”

“You gaze at his splendor with eye’s you’ve not used yet”

“I tell you his name is love, love, love”

“My, my, they sigh”

In summary, here’s what we need:

1) Give us the title of the 60’s classic that features this Psychedelic slice of poetry from 1965 ?

2) Give us the name of the talented singer / songwriter who wrote and recorded this “Trippy Track” ?

3) According to the song what was the main character smoking ?

4) Lastly, give us the titles to at least 3 more hits from this talented 60’s Superstar ?

SMS editor’s note: Be careful on this one CORRECT SPELLING COUNTS !

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  1. Mellow yellow 2 Donovan. 3. Smoking electrical bananas4. Sunshine superman, Mellow yellow, catch the wind

  2. Steve W Great job!!
    I spent some time with Donovan and his wife, Linda, as his daughter Estrella is a friend.
    He is a wonderful, mellow, charming gentleman, as I had always hoped!
    A lovely family!!

    • I got to hang with Donovan backstage at a gig in Ottawa, Canada, sometime in the 90s.

      He is a lovely, gentle, sensitive gentleman.

    • Hey Tom,
      Great to see you back here at SMS this week! You nearly nailed the question except he was smoking “Hash”
      “A violent Hash smoker shook a chocolate machine”
      Hope to see you next week!
      Rick / SMS

    • Hey J.C.
      Always great when you drop by and chime in! Also great to hear that with “Mr. Leach”
      “What you see is what you get”!
      See ya next week!
      Mr. Shoe

  3. “Sunny Goodge Street”
    Smoking hash
    Universal Soldier, Mellow Yellow, Jennifer Juniper, Catch The Wind, Sunshine Superman and more

    • Hey Steve,
      As often the case, You’re first in with all the right. Answers, you’re so far the only reader to correctly post the song’s title!
      Congratulations once more my friend!

  4. Too tough for me, Rick! haha
    At first I thought maybe Sky Pilot. Will be fun to see answer.

    • Hey Clark,
      Always good to see you and the song title we were looking for is “Sunny Goodge Street”
      by Donovan!
      Better luck next week!

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