*This artist played high school football in Texas, but due to his relatively small build his coach suggested that he quit and opted for the high school band instead. Starting with the trombone, he moved to the percussion section. He has had a storied career with a legendary band and as a solo artist. Who is he?
*We'll play a great 'cover' of a song written by this famous singer-songwriter who wrote the song to celebrate the birth of his daughter. It has appeared in the soundtrack of various movies and television shows as well. Oddly enough, the song got its highest charting ever when it was sung by the cast of the TV series "Glee' in 2011.
Who wrote it and extra credit for correctly identifying the song.
*Credence Clearwater Revival was influenced on this R&B song based on the version Ray Charles delivers on his 1960 LP, Ray Charles In Person. John Fogerty regards that body of work as an all-time greatest live album. The song was the last track of CCR on an album in 1969. Name the song.
*In all the time of existence of the Billboard Hot 100, one song became the first-ever single in US history to enter the Hot 100 at the top spot...numero uno! The anticipation for it alone...was the reason. In a video promoting the track, the artist and his wife make an appearance...both topless. And that just may have been one of the things that led to the couple's divorce a year later. Name the artist and song.
Battle Of The Bands!
My Little Town by Simon & Garfunkel vs Shower The People by James Taylor
1. Don Henley 2. Stevie Wonder, Isn’t She Lovely
3. Night Time Is The Right Time 4. Michael Jackson, You Are Not Alone
Listeners picked James Taylor with 55% of votes
*This artist cut his teeth in the music business at a young age in '50s, playing a variety of instruments from guitar to saxophone for various Irish showbands. He specialized in covering some of the classic tunes of the era...very good practice for when his solo career started and flourished. He does not like to discuss his personal life, but is willing to talk about his craft, leaving people to speculate about his personal life...through his music...for which he is best known. Name the artist.
*Francis Ford Coppola, the renowned film director did a movie, You're A Big Boy Now, a coming of age story about an awkward young man looking for love in New York City. The frontman for this band was responsible for the whole movie's soundtrack, but more importantly was tasked to write this specific song for an important love scene, where the guy is waiting for his girlfriend to come home. Name the artist, his band and the song
*The Netherlands was never really considered a hotbed of recognizable rock artists to many of us in the United States. But this song, by this band topped the charts in 9 different countries, including the US in January of 1970. Name the band and the song.
*A duo of artists moved to Kansas City in 1968 and began playing gigs consistently in small college towns throughout a stretch of road in Northwestern, Missouri. Dealing with their own share of 'hair-raising' experiences with rednecks, nosy police, slapstick mishaps and bad sound systems, they found one venue where they connected. They named an album and it's title track after the road they took to get there. Name the band, the album and the song.
Battle Of The Bands!
Can’t Stop Rockin’ by ZZTop vs Call Me the Breeze by Lynyrd Skynyrd
1. Van Morrison 2. John Sebastian, Lovin’ Spoonful, Darling Be Home Soon
3. Venus by Shocking Blue 4. Brewer & Shipley, Tarkio, Tarkio Road
Lynyrd Skynyrd won the Battle with 57% of the votes
*Remember Harry Shearer? Former SNL cast member and more notably as an actor in all those entertaining Christopher Guest/Michael McKean movies like...This Is Spinal Tap and A Mighty Wind. Well, he is the co-founder of Twanky Records with his wife, 26 years his junior. His wife is a great musician and we will play a track from her 10th studio album. Who is the artist?
*This popular group with a rather large presence in the ITG Radio library shares a song about a fallen people. It is an analogy to indulgent lifestyles and self-destructive behavior, a theme that also shows up in another of their songs...both with Biblical significance. The song and the album came out in 1980 and it would be 20 years before we enjoyed another album from this band. Name the band...extra credit for the tune...
*We will venture into an early album by these artists...one that was produced by Todd Rundgren. And it sounds Rundgren-like due to the fact that his band, Utopia contributed on this collection of tracks. This album marked the group's departure from 'blue-eyed soul' to more of a 'rock' mode. Name the group.
*We'll venture into this artist's 12th and final album. He began recording the album shortly after he was diagnosed with inoperable pleural mesothelioma and it was released just 2 weeks prior to his passing in 2003.
The track is a cover of great Dylan song and you'll see why it really hits home. Name the artist and the song if you can....
Battle Of The Bands!
Bad Company by Bad Company vs Time Machine by Grand Funk Railroad
1. Judith Owen 2. Babylon Sisters by Steely Dan
3. Hall & Oates 4. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door by Warren Zevon
Bad Company won the Battle with 54% of the votes