*k.d. lang wrote and recorded a song in 1992, the chorus of which was self-determined to sound very much like the chorus of the Rolling Stones track we'll play tonight. The Stones paid her royalties as a result. Name both songs
*This trio of artists first sang together during an informal jam at the house of Cass Elliott, of whom they all were quite fond. She was the only one to sing backing vocals on the album and the track we'll enjoy tonight. Name the band...
*This Beatles song was condemned for perceived references to drug usage, but Paul McCartney who wrote the track, while he understood how it could be construed as such, tried to dispel that interpretation by claiming it to be a song about repairs he undertook at his farmhouse on the west coast of Scotland. Neme the song...
*Alan Parsons wrote this song that he believes to be somewhat of a sad song, stating it's been an inspiration for many people who are growing old or have become ill. The song has actually been played at funerals on occasion. Name the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Time Machine by Grand Funk Railroad vs Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
1. Constant Craving by k.d. lang, Anybody Seen My Baby? By The Rolling Stones
2. Crosby, Stills & Nash 3. Fixing a Hole 4. Time
Listeners picked Supertramp with 55% of the votes
*This artist was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. and at first tried becoming a police officer like his father and brother...it didn't take. He took off for San Francisco and Cal-Berkely where he met a sorority girl (an Alpha Pi), whose mother did everything in her power split the two. She wanted her daughter to meet a nice doctor or lawyer or CPA...anything but a musician. He wrote this song about taking a bus ride to the California Redwoods...but it could be to anywhere...he would provide the tickets. Name the artist and the song
*This song is about an aspiring actress, with the director/photographer promising her a big break. Was he just leading her on or not is unknown. The song is named after the aspiring actress and comes from a band known for exceptional quality and musicianship. Michael McDonald joined them on this track, singing backing vocals and they went through7 or 8 guitar players before they found the right one for the solo. Name the band and the song.
*This daughter of a late great artist wanted a career in music but her early gigs were highlighted by fears and insecurities that kept her from fully committing to the lifestyle. Enter the Father, who scooped her up in her mid-20's and put her in his blues band. Eventually she got her "road-dog" status with him and it forced her into deciding...music was 'it' for her. Her father wasn't just part of any band...but the band...
Name the father artist and the daughter...
*The band, Cream, didn't last that long due to some strange dynamics between members, but they did have a very successful farewell tour. They had an opening act for the tour and it basically turned out to be a bit of a 'coming out party' for the group. The band went on to hold the record for most performances at Madison Square Garden during the decade of the 70's. Name the band...
Battle Of The Bands!
For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield vs I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better by The Byrds
1. Eddie Money, Two Tickets To Paradise 2. Steely Dan, Peg
3. Levon Helm, Amy Helm 4. Yes
Listeners picked Buffalo Springfield with 53% of the votes
* This artist made a huge name for himself with his band back from 1977 to 1988 before a breakup due primarily to burnout. A recharge period led to a solo career and now the artist has a completely different attitude about writing songs (writes them alone and then records with the band) and says they are best played to a live audience (he now enjoys the whole circus surrounding touring). Name the artist
*Marvin Gaye co-wrote this song which became the biggest hit and trademark song for this group. The idea came to the writing team while they were riding through Detroit. During the summer, the city would sometimes open fire hydrants and let folks cool off....it looked a bit like they were dancing. The song was written during the height of the civil rights movement in the US and many African Americans interpreted it as a call to 'demonstrate in the streets' in many of the cities mentioned in the song...Chicago, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and a few others. Name the song and group that recorded it
*This song was inspired by the writer and performer watching the movie American Graffiti, released in 1973, but set in 1962. The song is actually about a couple losing their virginity in the back seat of a Chevy and the writer says the song is autobiographical. This midwestern artist did a number of songs about his experiences growing up as a kid. Name the artist and song...
*This artist was preparing music for a new album in 1975 and he decided that he would write a song for his once fellow bandmate and friend. He played the song for him and the two of them decided to collaborate again in the studio on this track. It was released as a single that year...a song about someone who hates the town he grew up in...somebody happy to get out. And the performer for whom it was written confirmed that he grew up in an area where a career in music was not seen as either desirable or exciting. Name the artists and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Levon by Elton John vs Wooden Ships by Crosby, Stills & Nash
1. Mark Knopfler 2. Dancing In The Streets by Martha and the Vandellas
3. Bob Seger, Night Moves 4. Simon & Garfunkel, My Little Town
Listeners picked C,S & N going away with 54%
* The incredible Aretha Franklin recorded this song in 1974, 7 years after the co-writer and original recorder of it released it in 1967. Her version became a #1 hit on the R&B charts. The storyline...Aretha has decided to beg her man to come back, and she'll do whatever it takes to get his attention. He might just be a little freaked out when she taps on his window pane. Name the song and the artist who wrote and originally released it...
*A terrific track tells of an argument between two men (one blind) on 'an East Virginia farm'. After a while, their argument leads to death because the two men did not follow the golden rule as stated in the lyrics (but in different words). Name the song and album that it came from...an album created by the genius collaboration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin...
*A song can come from any inspiration, even the mundane, ordinary events of life. This band made a hit based on such an experience, when the bandmember who wrote it was riding a train as it pulled slowly out of the station past house after house...a gawker's paradise. Name the band and the song released in 1965...
*This artist received a Grammy Award nomination and a top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with this track that covered nearly a half-century of headline news and pop culture from 1949 to the recording date of the album in 1989. The lyrics were written first...the music came later...a first for this musician. Name the artist and song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Rosanna by Toto vs Help Is On its Way by Little River Band
1. Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do), Stevie Wonder
2. Son of Your Father, Tumbleweed Connection 3. Hollies, Look Through Any Window
4. Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire
Listeners picked Toto by a single vote