The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 8 / 24

Tom and Jerry

Hot enough for ya? Well, here’s the very cool and all new Trivia Question for Tuesday August 24th. Brought to us each week by all the ultra groovey people at Omnivore Recordings! Your only stop for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! And now! As usual, we’d like to recognize all t he loyal readers who chimed in on last week’s Question! Which was: All about classic 60’s songs whose lyrics refer to other classic 60’s songs! First in without an answer but fully armed with his usual Good Will was a true charter member “SMS Super Genius”Mr. Fred Vogel!  Thanx Fred and there’s a new Trivia Question just a few lines down! Next in with most of all the right answers was the always reliable Mr. Clark Besch! Way to go Mr. Besch! Long time Trivia Master Mr. Jim Gorman! Dropped in and shared a great video featuring Madeleine Peyroux and if you haven’t seen it, we strongly recommend you go back and check her out! Thanx Jim! You always bring presents AND WE LOVE THAT! Last in, but always bringing her good vibes was our old friend and new SMS Super Genius Ms. Doranne Croon! Always great when you join us!

But Now! It’s time for this week’s new Trivia Question: They met in high school and immediately knew there was magic in the way their voices blended together, and in 1957 enjoyed their first chart hit that peaked at number 49 on The Billboard Charts! They called themselves “Tom and Jerry” and as the 60’s unfurled they changed their name and quickly proved to be one of the most popular and influential artists of the 1960’s and beyond! What was the title of Tom and Jerry’s early chart hit? And in the 60’s what did they change their name to and would forever be known as? Additionally, give us at least Five titles from their incredible catalog of music with at least one being from a feature film and of course the title of that feature film? Lastly, and to achieve “SMS Super Genius” status, answer the following: When they formed Tom and Jerry, they assigned last names to the duo! We’ll need the Last names of Tom  and Jerry respectively! Finally both Artists we’re interested in film and acting! Give us the titles to at least one feature film for each of them in which they appeared individually?

In summary, here’s what we need…

1) Give us the title to Tom and Jerry’s first chart hit ?

2) What were Tom and Jerry’s LAST NAMES ?

3) Who did Tom and Jerry become ?

4) In the 60’s they amassed a huge catalog of hit’s! give us 5 Titles from their incredible catalog ?

5) In your list of songs, at least one must come from a feature film, what is the title of that song and what popular feature film includes it ?

6) Give us the title to at least one feature film for each of them where they appear individually?

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  1. Well hell I’m late to the party. I could have actually answered this one. Thanks Rick. Question for you, what’s the name of my boyfriends band I tried to get you to see and sign?

    • Hey Paula!
      First and foremost, it’s simply fantastic seeing you here on the site! I hope you make SMS a regular part of your Tuesday routine, or any day for that matter!
      But please don’t be a stranger!… Regarding “Your boyfriends band”. I sure wish I could, I don’t even want think about how many years ago that was…But it was if the 70’s I’m sure! So please put me out of my misery and fill me in!
      Meanwhile, last we talked I believe you said you come up to the Vally occasionally, if that’s still the case and once this Covid thing levels out perhaps we could meet for a cup of coffee or lunch?
      Most importantly I hope you’re happy and STAYING HEALTHY!
      Please give my best regards to the rest of the family and I hope we can talk sometime!

      • Rick, I can’t believe I never responded to this! My boyfriend’s band back in 77 that I wanted you to come and see was Van Halen…..and we know how that turned out! I don’t see you nearly enough and would love to catch up soon.

        sending all my love and good wishes.

        • Hey Paula!
          Wow, so great to see you here! And I had no idea “Your boyfriends band” was Van Halen! I knew those guy’s except David Lee, which one were you seeing…Eddie? After all we know he likes Italian girls! I’d love to talk and catch up, please give me a call or hit me on my email! My cell number is 310-614-6143 or email me at
 Hope we can connect…

  2. Every time I come here I learn something from all of you Music Geniuses. This time I am blown away – I had absolutely no idea! Incredible.
    To save face, I am going to play the age card. I think I am too young to know this one, hehe.

    • Doranney! Well, I guess you can play “The Age Card” But, just this once..O.K ? We both know your history and musical knowledge, so only ONCE!
      Thank you Doranney…

  3. hey schoolgirl
    Simon and Garfunkel Graph & Landis
    Simon and Garfunkel
    sound of silence, homeward bound, the boxer, Mrs. Robinson bridge over troubled water
    Mrs. Robinson the graduate
    one trick pony catch 22

  4. Hey School Girl
    Tom Graph and Simon Jerry Landis
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Sounds of Silence, The Boxer, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Mrs.Robinson (The Graduate), I Am A Rock
    The Graduate- Mrs. Robinson – Simon
    Carnel Knowledge- Art -Song?

    Shit, I just heard CHARLIE passed away. I’m distracted and bummed…

    • Hey Jeffrey,
      I had a feeling you’d jump on this one! And good question about Art having a song in Carnal Knowledge! And in that regard, I don’’t believe he had a song in “Catch 22 either! Although I have this random memory of Art’s cover of “I only have eye’s for you being featured in some film or T.V. Program…Ring any bells?
      Thanx J C, always great when you drop in!

  5. hey schoolgirl
    Simon and Garfunkel
    Simon and Garfunkel
    sound of silence, homeward bound, the boxer, Mrs. Robinson bridge over troubled water
    Mrs. Robinson the graduate
    one trick pony catch 22

    • Hey Ed!
      Great to see you back once more! You pretty much had the question including Tom and Jerry’s ’ “Hey School Girl” Most folks mistakenly refer to it as “Hey “Little” School BUT NOT YOU… Unfortunately, for you this week Another long time SMS “Super Genius” Steve Winogradsky beat you in by about 40 minutes!
      Always great to see you Ed!

        • Hey Ed,
          Yes, I believe your right, but I have to accept responsibility on this! Questions 4 and 5 shoulde be only one guest ion!
          I had a tricky time getting the exact wording right on all the elements to this weeks Quiz! Thanx for catching that bit of ambiguity!
          See you next week!

  6. 1. Hey School Girl
    2. Tom Graph & Jerry Landis
    3. Simon & Garfunkel
    4. Sounds of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, The Boxer, I Am A Rock, April Come She Will
    5. Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate
    6. Art appeared in Carnal Knowledge, Paul in One Trick Pony

    • Hey Steve,
      As usual, first in with every correct and precise detail, including Tom and Jerry’s last names! I didn’t think anyone would get that one, BUT YOU DID! Mere moments after I published the question
      Well done yet again my “Super Genius friend!

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