TRIVIA

Today’s Question: 50 years ago today (September 18th, 1967), The Beach Boys released their Smiley Smile album.

Smiley Smile was a replacement for another album the group had planned to release, but then abruptly scrapped. What was the name of this album?

a) Good Vibrations
b) The Fire Album
c) My Favorite Vegetables
d) Smile

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ANNIVERSARIES

2005-Founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young — as well as board member Dave Matthews — headline Farm Aid 2005 at the TweeterCenter in Tinley Park, Illinois. The 20th anniversary concert also features Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, John Mayer, Arlo Guthrie, Widespread Panic, Los Lonely Boys, Wilco and Buddy Guy.

1997-Blues singer Jimmy Witherspoon, who recorded with Eric Burdon and Eric Clapton, dies at age 74.

1997-Carlos Santana signs with Arista Records, reuniting him with Clive Davis, who signed Santana to Columbia in the 1960s. Santana’s first album for Arista, Supernatural, will be the most successful of his career.

1983-The members of KISS appear on M-T-V without their makeup for the first time

1981-More than a decade after Jim Morrison‘s death, The Doors Greatest Hits is certified platinum.

1976-Boston releases “More Than a Feeling” as a single. The highest it reaches in Billboard is number-five, while the album it’s on goes on to sell many millions.

1971-Pink Floyd become the first rock group to appear at the Classical Music Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, performing “Atom Heart Mother.”

1970-Jimi Hendrix dies in a London apartment. The coroner rules it accidental, saying the 27-year-old died of asphyxiation, having inhaled his own vomit while intoxicated on barbiturates.

1967-The Beach BoysSmiley Smile is released in place of the similarly titled but aborted Smile. It contains the hits “Good Vibrations” and “Heroes and Villains.”

BIRTHDAYS

Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) – Died in 2002
The Ramones‘ original bassist and singer, who also wrote books, worked solo and published a fanzine, died of a drug overdose in Los Angeles on June 5th, 2002. Born 1952.

 TRIVIA ANSWER
d) Smile


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