The SMS Trivia Question of the Week. 8/11

Yes it is, Trivia Tuesday for August 11th. brought to us each Tuesday morning by the very Groovey people at Omnivore Recordings! Your number one stop for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! Ya gotta check this place out! Meanwhile, before we get to this week’s Trivia Quiz, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who showed up for last week’s question, which was: We asked you to tell us the title to the opening theme for “The Golden Girls” who wrote it and a few further questions about the songwriter? The correct answer is “Thank You For Being a Friend” written by the great Andrew Gold! First in with all the right answers and then returning a bit later with nearly a complete bio on Andrew! was the truly brilliant Mr. Steven Winogradsky!  Thanx Steven, we loved all the detail and of course CONGRATULATIONS! Next in was Mr.  Clark Besch with his unique commentary about Andrew and his great work! Finally, our old friend Mr.  Curtis Stone! Who nailed the question and he too had some great stories about Andrew including when he worked with him! Thanx Curtis we always look forward  to your personal stories! Congrats Curtis and please keep them coming!

But now, it’s time for this week’s new Trivia Quiz: This week, it’s an Anagram! And here is your Anagram: “A fast plonker and a glum ruin”

There you have it, tell us what hugely popular 60’s  act does our Anagram unscramble to become, and give us the titles to at least four of their many Top 40 hits? Furthermore, as this week’s question has received a “Very High Difficultly” rating from the patented SMSTrivi – 0  – Meter” this  week we’re offering a hint:  One of their most popular songs is named for a famous New York City landmark! What is the name of the landmark and what is the title of the song ( in addition to the other four titles we asked for) ? Lastly what was the original name they used when they first started performing?

In Summary here’s what we need:

1) who is “A fast plonker and a glum ruin” ?

2) Give us the titles to at least 4 song’s from their many Top 40 hits ?

3) In addition to the 4 songs we asked for just above, give us the title to one of their songs named after a famous NYC landmark ? And yes the featured image at the top is a SMS helpful hint!

4) What was the name they originally went by ?

So! While you work out this week’s Tricky Trivia Quiz , why not click on the below link to Omnivore Recordings HomePage, and peruse the coolest record catalog in the known world and beyond ? You’ll be glad you did!




And remember, you can answer the weekly Trivia Quiz as often as you like, but can only win a Groovey Omnivore CD every 30 days!


  1. Ah, yes. S&G, some very nice music. According to the Billboard charts they had 15 Top-30 hits with Three reaching #1 – their very first – The Sound Of Silence; Mrs. Robinson and Bridge Over Troubled Water.

    As a solo artist, Paul has had an additional 10 Top-30 songs.

    For those not familiar with them as Tom & Jerry as 16 year olds, check out:

    • Hey Owen,
      Always love it when you drop by, always loaded with details, and this week is no exception!
      We love The Tom and Jerry track! Obviously those boys had listened to a few Everly Bros. Records!
      Great stuff! Thanx Owen!
      Rick / SMS

    • Hey Ed,
      $ in the seaweed? I think you better lay off the cough medicine!
      But it is always great to see you here at SMS!

  2. 1. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
    2. Homeward Bound
    The Sound of Silence
    I am a Rock
    Mrs. Robinson
    3. The 59th Street Bridge
    4. Tom and Jerry

    • Hey Fred,
      As usual your in before the ink dry’s on the page,however this week Simon Craddock beat you by less than one minute!!
      But thanx Fred for always playing along!

  3. 1)Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel 2)America / Bridge over Trouble Water / Sound of Silence / Mrs Robinson 3) 59th Street Bridge Song 4) Tom and Jerry

    • Hey Simon, welcome to Sixties Music Secrets! And you’re the first one in with all the right answers! Making you this weeks Trivia Quiz Winner!
      Congrats Simon, and we hope to see you regularly and join in the ongoing conversation!
      All the best,
      Rick / SMS

      • Thank you Rick it’s great to be part of this group i’m looking forward to being part of threads chit chats and learning more music history thank you again

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