Related Information for Flying Machine The Flying Machine was a British pop band, which was in 1969, renamed from Pinkerton's Assorted Colours.The Flying Machine is best known for its major hit single in 1969, "Smile A Little Smile For Me", which peaked at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart (on Kapp Records' Congress record label) Their first record which was self titled was released by Janus Records in 1969. By 12 December that year they had sold a million copies of the record, and it wa.. read more