The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 9/15

Yes! It’s another Trivia Tuesday for Sept. 15th. brought to us every Tuesday by all the Groovey people at Omnivore Recordings! Your place for all the music you didn’t know, you didn’t know! But! Before we get to this week’s “Killer” trivia question, we’d like to recognize the brilliant readers who answered last weeks question, which was: An Anagram… “Lack true pal” actually unscrambles to become Petula Clark! First in with the right answer and more was our new “SMS Super Genius” Clark Besch! Yessire Clark, in first before the ink dried on the page! Next in right on the heels of Clark was another SMS Super Genius Owen! with all the correct details! Congrats to both you fine Gents!

But now! It’s time for this week’s new Trivia Question: This weeks question is all about a classic Pop/Blues Story song, a song that is part of the great American song book! The song tells the story of a woman scorned and when she finds her man with another woman she pulls out her “44” and shoots him 1, 2, 3 times until he’s dead! But! In spite of the grim details of the lyric, there have been 256 recorded and released versions of the song with the first version coming out in 1916 and recorded by The Paul Biese Trio! Meanwhile of the 256 versions over a dozen came out in the 1960’s! But Now, in a sad twist of irony one of the artists who had a huge hit with this song in the 1960’s was killed, when an angry woman shot him dead with 1, 2, 3 bulletts to his head! And so, what is the title of this classic song? Who was the unfortunate artist who was killed after having a hit with the song? Give us the titles to at least three of his many hits? And lastly to achieve “SMS Super Genius” status, give us the location where he was gunned down?

Comments anyone?

In summary here’s what we need:

1) What is the title of the song we’re referencing above

2) Who was the artist who recorded it and later was shot to death

3) Give us the titles to at least three of his other hits?

4)To achieve Super Genius status, where did this tragic shooting occur?


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  1. Frankie And Johnny
    Sam Cooke
    You Send Me, Chain Gang, Twistin’ the Night Away
    Shot in a motel in Los Angeles

  2. 1. I wanna say “I Shot Mr. Lee” but think I am wrong by the other comments.
    2. Thinking Sam Cooke got shot, but he did not have that hit.
    3. I’ll say “Bring it on Home to me,” “Frankie & Johnny” (Maybe THAT is the answer?), “You Send me”
    4. Chicago? Not sure.

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