The SMS Trivia Question of the week 8/17

Sixties music secrets photoYes Indeed! It’s Trivia Tuesday for August 17th! Brought to us each week by all the Groovey People at Omnivore Recordings! Your only real option for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! However, before we get to this week’s all new question, we’d like to recognize all the brilliant readers who showed up for last week’s question! Which was all about our favorite 60’s duo, Jan and Dean! Only two loyal readers showed up for last weeks quiz, with Mr. Clark Besch coming in first with all the right answers’! Following Clark, in came another “Constant Competitor Owen,  with all the goods! CONGRATULATIONS to both you brilliant Trivia Masters!

But now! It’s time for this week’s new Quiz for Tuesday August 17th! This week’s question is all about lyrics’ and song titles. We’ll begin by asking you to give us the titles to at least Five classic 60’s song’s whose lyric’s make reference to at least one other classic 60’s song? Naturally we want to include the name of the artist’s who performed the initial Five songs and the artist’s that performed the song’s that are referenced? FINALLY, and to achieve SMS Super Genius Status, give us the full line of lyric that include’s the referenced title?

In summary, here’s what we need!…

1) Give us the titles to at least Five classic 60’s song’s whose lyric’s include a reference to another classic 60’s song?

2) In addition to the titles, give us the names of the 5 artists who recorded and released these songs?

3) Give us the titles of the five “Referenced” songs

4) In addition to the titles of the referenced songs, give  us the names of each of the five artists who recorded and released the five referenced classic 60’s songs

5) For SMS Super Genius Status: Give us the full line of lyric in each song where the reference occurs?

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Big SMS Thanx to our old  high school friend and loyal Trivia Quizer Mr. Bill Goshay for this weeks Trivia Question! …Thanx Billy!




  1. Rick, “The Touchables” went to #1 on WLS Chicago! Loved it! I think his short time period use of each song (under 8 seconds) allowed him to use without copyright infringement.

  2. You music whizzes are too good for me. I come here for the memories. Johnny Rivers this week…. You never disappoint!

  3. Hi Rick,
    When I think of “Summer Wind” I think Sinatra.
    Not sure if Johnny Rivers ever got the accolades he deserved.

    • Hey Fred!
      Yeah I agree I don’t think he got the props he deserved. He was also a savvy businessman! Did you know he had his own record label, (Soul City records) which was not only his home, but home to acts like the Fifth Dimension Additionally he is the only artist I can think off who’s debut album was a “Live album!
      Yeah a uniquely talented guy!
      Rick / SMS

    • “Summer Wind” is that hauntingly beautiful Leonard Cohen tune. I don’t think I ever heard a version by Johnny Rivers. Madelene Peyroux does a nice job with it.

  4. Geez, Rick, don’t make it easy or anything. Haha
    1. Summer rain, Glass Onion, Leader of the laundromat, I Want my Baby Back, all Dickie Goodman records (that’s cheating). Cant think of more.
    2. J Rivers, Beatles, Detergents, Jimmy Cross…..many
    3. Sgt Pepper’s LHCB, I am the Walrus, Leader of the Pack (twice)
    4. Beatles, Beatles, Shangri-Las, …many
    5. too much man, let it all hang out. 😉

      • Hey Fred,
        Now that ClarK is on record, I can summarize the question! I’m sure you recall and probably loved Johnny River’s classic song… “Summer Wind” in the song Johnny sing’s “Everybody kept on singing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band”
        There it is A Classic 60’s song making reference to another classic 60’s song! I hope that clarifies things a bit for you? Now, just give us 5 more examples like that one!
        Rick / SMS

          • Hey Fred,
            You’re welcome! However, big apologies! In my note where I tried to explain the question I referred to Johnny Rivers’s great song “Summer Wind”…except the title to the Johnny River’s song I was referring to is…”Summer Rain”
            Sorry, but clearly you got my point!
            Thanx for your patience and support!
            Rick / SMS

    • Hey Clark!
      Dickie Goodman! Man I loved every thing that guy did! One of the first singles I bought was his record “The Toughables! His take on the popular T.V. Series “The Untouchables! In fact, in the mid 70’s I tried to release a Dickie Goodman type of record about current events but I gave up the licensing of all the songs was simply a nightmare! I don’t know how Dickie did it? My guess is he didn’t license anything and just laughed at the “Cease and desist orders!
      Thank Clark,

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