The SMS Trivia Question of the Week 9/29

YES! It’s Trivia Tuesday for Sept. 29th! But, before we get to this weeks Trivia Quiz we’d like to acknowledge all the Groovey readers who weighed in on last weeks question, which was: a lyrical question involving the great Graham Nash! First in with all the right answers was our old buddy and regular contributor to SMS Mr. Edmund Clark Simmons! Great job Ed! Next in was our new partner in Trivia, 60’s style, Clark Besch! Another great job Clark! And last and certainly not least was Owen! Way to go Mr. “O”

But now! It is time for the new Trivia Question for the week: “The 27  Club” Yes a club YOU can’t be a member of, or would want to be for that matter! But The 27 Club membership includes many of the most popular and talented souls in history! The 27 Club was more or less “Founded”  by artist’s  who debuted and gained their popularity in the 1960’s and has unfortunately been growing ever since!  Your question? Give us the names of five members of The 27 Club who were popular in the 1960’s, and give us at least three songs made popular by each of these Five members! Lastly to achieve SMS Super Genius status, give us a brief definition of exactly what “The 27 Club” is…?

In summary, here’s what we need:

1) Give us the names of 5 members of “The 27 Club” who became popular in the 1960’s?

2)Give us the titles to at least 3 songs made popular by each of these artists ( A total of 15 different songs)?

3) Give us a brief explanation of “The 27 Club” ?

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  1. I wanted to also comment on the trove of material here for conspiracy buffs & cold case crime solving enthusiasts.
    As I reexamined the circumstances of these deaths I can’t easily find myself with the main stream orthdox conclusions surrounding each of the cases of the majority of “Members” in the “27 CLUB”. We have suspected murders, hiding evidence, distroying even a body & conflicting storys.
    Seems in the end the general public has been comfortable with the superficially obvious: young, reckless, boozing, drug binging, too fast, too much & too expected in THIS INSANE WORLD OF LIVE FAST…DIE YOUNG.
    …wood…and PEACE…wear a mask!!

  2. This an exercise (for my thinking) of “WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN?” a question that i muse on nearly every day when names of familiar people pop up in my head.
    i can NEVER qualify for membership in this 27 Club, which passed MANY YEARS ago for me. the “27 Club” probably was identified by Spooky coincidence Numerologists. This membership is made up of Influentail Music Artists we unfortunately lost — ALL of them in the 27th year of their all to short lives.
    There quite a few so i’ll choose the individuals which i listen to regularly to this day:
    1) Jim Morrison
    … Light My Fire
    … Break On Through
    … The End (GREAT TUNE)
    … Riders In The Storm
    2) Janis Joplin:
    … Peace Of My Heart
    … Summertime
    … Down On Me
    … To.Love Somebody
    3) Jimmy Hendrix:
    … Star Spangle Banner (WOOD STOCK!)
    … All Along The Watchtower
    … Little Wing
    … Hey Joe
    4) Brian Jones:
    … Paint It Black
    … Under My Thumb
    … 19th Nervous Breakdown
    … Mother’s Little Heloer
    5) Gram Parsons:
    … Dark End Of The Street
    … Do Right Woman
    … You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
    … My Back Pages
    … Turn Turn Turn

    • Hey Curtis,
      I assume you mean Edmund Clark Simmons?
      And there are more! I know you remember Pete Ham from “Bad Finger In the late 60’s they were known as The Iveys, and had a couple hits, do you remember “Maybe Tomorrow” ? Pete died (Suicide) just a few days from his 28th birthday!

  3. ‘Ain’t It Crazy (The Rub)’Alligator ‘Big Boss Man ‘Smokestack Lightning’ ‘Hurts Me Too’ ‘Mr. Charlie’ Hard to Handle’ Good Morning Little School Girl’ ‘Easy Wind’ Turn On Your Love Light’

  4. Could only come up with 4.
    Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, and Jim Morrison
    They all died at 27 years of age
    Janis Joplin: Me and Bobby Mcgee, Piece of my Heart and Mercedes Benz
    Jimi Hendrix: All Along the Watchtower, The Wind Cries Mary, and Purple Haze
    Jim Morrieson: Light my Fire, Riders on the Storm, and People are Strange
    Brian Jones: No Expectations, Paint it Black, and Under my Thumb

    • Hey Jules,
      4 is good, but we need 5! So here are a couple more: Ron McKernan PKA “Pig Pen from The Grateful Dead! Al Blind Owl Wilson from Canned Heat! And Pete Ham from “Badfinger also known as “The Ivey’s” in the late sixties! There are actually more but we’re running out of space! But great job, I knew you’d be on this one fast!

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