publication date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 (part of Summer 2017)

category: Controversy

clue: She sang backup for Hoyt Axton, got high and pregnant with The Band, and had a volatile affair with Gordon Lightfoot, but she didn't make a fatal mistake until she went to John Belushi's hotel room.

explanation: Smith was a groupie and backup singer known for her drug and sex connections to various stars of music and comedy, culminating in giving John Belushi the dose that killed him. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Jesse King, and Elaine Beckland


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