*This famous band was signed to the MCA Record company for $9,000. so you can imagine the time frame. The band was largely unknown when they performed at an event call "Sounds Of The South" press party. The song we will play was written specifically for this event and largely had over 500 hardened industry vets standing on their chairs to get a glimpse of group. Name the band and the song.
*The Gap wanted to use this band and one of their hits in a commercial, but Apple Records owned the rights to the song and asked for an enormous sum of money and The Gap turned it down. Name the band...and the song which might be a bit more difficult.
*As a teenager in 1960, this artist attended a concert for jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, which served as a catalyst for starting a rock band with a horn section. His first band resisted putting one together so he quit and went to California to get one started. Name the artist and the band.
*This song is a homage to the teenage rebellion songs of the '50's. It's about a kid whose conservative parents held him to a 10:00 PM curfew. He was stuck while everyone else was out there having fun. The duo who performed this great tune lament the success of the song, (it became most popular), but they didn't feel like it was their best work. Name the group and the song.
Battle Of The Bands! Homeward Bound by Fleetwood Mac vs Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
1.Workin’ For MCA by Lynyrd Skynrd 2. No Matter What by Badfinger
3. Al Kooper Chicago 4. Your Mama Don’t Dance by Loggins and Messina
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young won the Battle with 62% of votes
* Gladys Knight and The Pips released this song in 1973 and it quickly ran up both the Hot Soul and Billboard Charts. A number of artists have covered the song successfully giving it new life and exposure each time. The version we'll play is by a well-known British artist, extremely popular in the US, while living here until his death. Name the song and the artist
*The Rolling Stones originally titled this song...Good Time Woman with somewhat different lyrics. But Mick Jagger got influenced by 'jargon shouting' gamblers in casinos, giving him new ideas for this track. This great Stones song was then reworked with a new title. Name the song
*This artist was desperate for a hit album, as his first 2 did not sell well and he found himself in danger of losing his record deal. The first track on the new album (in 1975) got him precisely where he needed to go. The title of the song came from a Robert Mitchum movie that he never saw, but saw the name on a movie poster. Name the artist and the song
*The lead single from a Sting album in 1993 won him a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Male and a nomination for both Record (Album) of the Year and Song of the Year. Name the song
Battle Of The Bands! Champagne Jam by Atlanta Rhythm Section vs No Time by Guess Who
1.I’ve Got To Use My Imagination by Joe Cocker 2. Tumbling Dice
3. Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen 4. If Ever I Lose My Faith In You
Guess Who won the Battle by the slimmest of margins
* This artist released a "duets" album in 2006 at the ripe young age of 80. Good thing there are no 'term limits' when it comes to this artist, who had a tour scheduled for this year, including Atlanta next month. Who is the artist?
*One music critic described this track as a 'perfect rock song...an anthem" featuring one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock. 1981 was the year and this song explores a directional area of Detroit, Michigan, which in this case defaults to the Canadian city of Windsor.
*The great Delbert McClinton played the harmonica on this classic track from back in 1961. A little known artist and group at that time, namely John Lennon and The Beatles was so impressed with the harmonica intro, he asked McClinton how to play it. A year later it showed up on a song. A couple of guesses here...Name the track from 1961, and the song it then showed up on later.
*The great song, 'Tell It Like It Is' was first recorded in 1966 by this artist. But the song was covered by a group in 1980 and that rendition became the most popular version. Who were the artists?
*This cryptic, apocalyptic anti-war track was basically written on the author and performer's boat. But there were multiple songwriters and they put it, they 'imagined ourselves as the few survivors, escaping on a boat to create a new civilization'. The song was played at the Woodstock Festival. Name the band and the song.
*This well-known song uses a basketball game as a metaphor for a romance. Because of said basketball references, it was used in NBA promos in the mid-1980's. This is one of the group's favorite songs!. Name the tune and the band.
Battle Of The Bands! You Wreck Me by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers vs Hollywood Nights by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1.Tony Bennett 2.Don’t stop Believing by Journey
3. Hey! Baby by Bruce Channel, Love Me Do 4. Aaron Neville - Heart
5. Wooden Ships by Crosby, Stills & Nash 6. One on One by Hall & Oates
Bob Seger won the Battle handily