*Not many artists had the resume like this gent. He was a big Beatles fan, so he checked off a box of accomplishment when he played at George Harrison's Concert For Bangladesh. He played with Jerry Lee Lewis because he never got a chance to play with Elvis...so he did the next best thing. As a session musician he's played with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Band, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, The Byrds and Willie Nelson. His collaboration with Elton John was his final and most moving effort. Name the artist...
*We'll play a track that is the name of this band's 3rd album. There is a title track, but when recording it for the album, the band did not like how it sounded. The result was...it never made the album. They brought it back 2 years later in 1970 and put it on their 5th studio album. Name the band and the song...
*The Woodstock Music Festival is legendary in U.S. concert lore. For Woodstock fans, you probably know who the very first performer was at the festival. We'll play a track that artist performed, one of a few cover versions of songs by a band he really liked...and he covered them quite nicely...Name the performer and the band he enjoyed covering...
*We'll play a song this artist wrote with legendary session guitarist, Waddy Wachtel. The artist was working with the Everly Brothers at the time, and he hired Wachtel for that session. Phil Everly asked the pair to write them a dance song. While jamming on their guitars, someone asked what they were playing and Wachtel just started howling. It never got done for The Everly Brothers. Jackson Browne produced the song with backing vocals by Mick Fleetwood and John McVie from Fleetwood Mac...a song that became one of, if not the most, popular tracks ever for this artist. Name the artist and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Summer Breeze by Isley Brothers vs Whose Cadillac Is That by War
1. Leon Russell 2. Doors, Waiting for the Sun 3. Richie Havens, Beatles
4. Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London
Listeners picked War with 54% of the votes
*We'll dip into a concept album based on western/American themes from 1970. This particular song is similar to Wilfred Owen's WW1 poem, Strange Meeting, in which a soldier meets the man who killed him on the battlefield. Name the great song's creators and the track for extra credit...
*Talk about unexpected consequences...This artist's 9th studio album and her last of 3 albums to top the Billboard album charts in 1978, featured a front cover of the rollerskating artist in an exercise outfit. The artist's popularity with popular culture at the time was noted to have a profound impact on the popularity of skating in the U.S. at the time. Name the artist...
*This artist was a California kid who played organ like Ray Charles and had a singing voice that sounded like a surfer dude. We'll play his biggest hit from 1971, after which, he seemed to pull off a huge disappearing act. If you didn't know the meaning of the song before...you'll know what the artist means afterwards...Name the artist and the song...
*A 1970 song we'll enjoy today has a gospel-based melody inspired by the artist's new relationship with Rita Coolidge who also provided backup vocals on the song. 5 other backing vocalists joined in the bridge and the refrain including Graham Nash, David Crosby, John Sebastion and Cass Elliott. Recommended listening position for this song...sitting down. Name the artist and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Lowdown by Boz Skaggs vs Gloria by Van Morrison
1. Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Where To Now St. Peter? 2. Linda Ronstadt
3. Lee Michaels, Do You Know What I Mean 4. Stephen Stills, Sit Yourself Down
Continuing a series of close voting, listeners picked Van Morrison with 52% of the votes
*Few groups that established themselves in the 1960's survived the transition into the 1970's better than this particular band. Like many of the San Francisco bands, they were initially a young blues band that developed into one of the pioneers of the psychedelic rock scene. Name the band that is a staple of Shiraz Alikhan's shows
*We'll play the very 1st hit by a Cleveland, Ohio band from the mid-60's, just one of 4 songs that charted for the band that year. The writer of this song started writing it in 1958, but it took 7 years to get it recorded and released. The lead singer for the band was also the lead singer (Sonny Geraci) for a one-hit wonder band and the song, Precious and Few. The drummer (Jim Fox) of the band on their 1st album later formed The James Gang with Joe Walsh.
Can you name the band, their 1st hit? And extra credit for the name of the band that did Precious And Few...
*Bob Dylan wrote this song with only 3 chords and a simple melody. It started out as a song called 'Up To Me', a song recorded by another artist the following year. Dylan re-named the song based on a line from Creedence Clearwater Revival's, 'Who'll Stop The Rain?' The song expresses the sadness of not knowing what you have until its gone. It's not 'Up To Me'...but name the song when Dylan released it in 1975.
*Eric Clapton had some help writing this track from an artist who is listed on the album as "L'angelo Misterioso" who also played rhythm guitar on the song. The title has nothing to do with the song and was actually named by mistake when Clapton misread his co-writer's notes. The track was one of only 3 studio recordings on Cream's last album and had actually broken up by the time the album was released. Name the co-writer and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Somebody to Love by Queen vs Question by Moody Blues
1. Steve Miller Band 2. The Outsiders, Time Won’t Let Me , Climax
3. Shelter From The Storm 4. George Harrison, Badge
Listeners picked Moody Blues with 52% of the votes
*Once upon a time there was a band known as Nite Shift...a backup group actually for an NFL player who had dreams of becoming a soul singer. That didn't quite work out, as the band eventually shook things up, changing their name, while adding a new lead singer. So many things to guess here...name the NFL player, the new name of the band and singer who joined them...
*This artist was flying his seaplane into the coast of Negril when Jamaican police, who thought it was smuggling drugs, shot repeatedly at the plane even blowing out the windshield. No one, fortunately, was hurt, even one high profile guest, Bono, and his family. Name the artist owner of the plane and furthermore, enjoy the song about the incident...
*Some say New Orleans is a different world unto itself. In his autobiographical album, this artist sings about a time his father came home from serving in WWII, sharing news that 'we' won the war. The New Orleans community apparently hadn't received the news yet and declared themselves winners of the war. They just didn't know WHAT war. Name the artist and song...
*This Beatles song was a very early Lennon-McCartney composition from 1958 that McCartney actually started writing at the age of 16. The song was, in the Beatles eyes...their first hit that launched them into the songwriting machine they became. Name the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Higher Love by Steve Winwood vs The End Of The Innocence by Don Henley
1. Deacon Jones, War, Eric Burdon 2. Jimmy Buffett, Jamaica Mistaica
3. Randy Newman, New Orleans Wins The War 4. Love Me Do
Listeners picked Don Henley with 55% of the votes