Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 15, 2012

The first album to feature the group's name ch...
The first album to feature the group’s name change from “The Miracles” to “Smokey Robinson & The Miracles” was 1965’s Top 10 album Going To A Go-Go.Clockwise from top left: Pete Moore, Bobby Rogers, Ron White, Smokey Robinson.(not shown: Claudette Robinson, Marv Tarplin) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The previous question was:

Q: What was Motown‘s first million selling hit?

The answer is:

“Shop Around” by The Miracles.  The song was recorded and released in 1960.  This was before they were known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.  The artist on this classic was credited as The Miracles (featuring Bill “Smokey” Robinson”.

Shop Around

We had no winner on this one, so Rebecca’s stupendous award has, once again, been forced to wait on it’s introduction to the world.

Today’s question will leave Motown and move on to Blackburn, Lancashire.

Q: In the song “A Day In The Life” by the Beatles, there is a line referring to a particular place.  What is Blackburn, Lancashire and why does it have 4,000 holes in it?

 

 

Remembering Janet Carroll

 

Cover of "Risky Business"
Cover of Risky Business

 

Actress, singer Janet Carroll passed away on May 22.  She was 71.  Better known as an actress (think Tom Cruise’s mother in Risky Business and Gary, the owner of the shoe store Al Bundy worked at on Married…With Children) she was also an accomplished singer with many credits on Broadway and with a wide variety of jazz bands.  Her career spanned over 40 years.  Here is a sample of her work with The Hot Frogs Jumping Jazz Band, recorded in 1988.

 

That Terrific Rainbow

 

 

Song of The Day – Marvin Gaye – “Heavy Love Affair”

 

Marvin Gaye in 1973
Marvin Gaye in 1973 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Marvin Gaye.  Not much to say about one of the greats.  Terrific singer, smooth R&B guy who is missed to this day.  It is hard to believe he died in 1984, holy crap.  I heard this song on my way to work the other day and was blown away….again.

 

 

Heavy Love Affair