*We'll play a track from what some have called one of the great singers in Rock and Roll history and an artist with a compelling story. He rocketed to fame with his group in the late 50's before going solo and recording some great songs of his own. Most stars like him were destined for the 'supper club' circuit and oldies concerts...but he went on another musical journey of folk, blues and gospel...that continues to this day. He is generally know by his 1st name. Name the artist.
*A track by George Harrison from his 'All Things Must Pass' album was initially written by Harrison in 1968 and offered to The Beatles in 1969 for inclusion on the 'Let It Be' album. The rest of the band were not convinced and it got left off, a continuing source of conflict that ultimately lead to their breakup. Name the tune.
*James Honeyman-Scott was a guitarist for The Pretenders who eventually passed due to a drug overdose in 1982 at the age of 26. This track was a tribute to Honeyman-Scott and one that is very difficult for Chrissie Hynde to perform as a result. Any guesses on the song?
*Pete Brown was a friend of Jack Bruce of Cream fame. He was also a poet who wrote the lyrics for a number of Cream songs including Sunshine Of Your Love and I Feel Free. He also wrote the track we'll play that is a song about depression and hopelessness with the setting being an empty apartment. Name the popular tune.
Battle Of The Bands!
Ain’t Even Done With The Night by John Mellencamp vs Still The Same by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
1. Dion 2. Let It Down
3. Back On The Chain Gang 4. White Room
Listeners picked Bob Seger with 53% of votes
* There was a film in 1970...To Kill A Mockingbird starring actress Mary Badham. The lead singer and front man for this band fell briefly in love with the actress, but after a short romance...she dumped him. This track was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance in 1997, the year it was released. Name the band, the singer and extra credit for the song title....
*Daryl Hall shared once that Eddie Van Halen admitted copying the synthesizer part from this Hall & Oates song and used it in the classic Van Halen song, 'Jump'. Hall had no problem whatsoever with him doing so. Name the Hall & Oates track...
*The real name of this band was Chad Allan & The Expressions, but the band fell victim to a marketing gimmick that backfired. Once the gimmick was introduced...it was continued by radio station DJ's and the band's name accompanied them as long as this Canadian group was together. Name the band...
*Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, knew what he was saying when he dubbed this band...'the best singing band in the world'...Name the band
Battle Of The Bands!
Let’s Dance by David Bowie vs Somebody to Love by Queen
1. Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Anybody Seen My Baby? 2. Kiss on My List
3. The Guess Who 4. Little River Band
Listeners picked Queen with 54% of votes
* This track was first recorded in in 1932 by The Ray Noble Orchestra. Bing Crosby also recorded it in 1933. Otis Redding's version, recorded in 1966 garnered the position of 204 in Rolling Stone Magazine's list of 500 most important songs. The song was also a signature track played in the excellent movie, The Commitments in 1991.
Now in between the Otis and movie versions, this notable band also had a big hit with it. Name the song and that band...
*There is a 'proper' version of this song with the complete band, but a band member had his own version of the track he did for the soundtrack to the 1979 film...The Warriors. That artist joined the band in 1976 and the 'proper' version of the song that we'll play ended up on the band's 1979 album. Name the song, the artist and the band...
*After years of being a moderately successful lead guitarist and singer in a string of British bands back in the day, this artist formed his own band and launched a nearly continuous U.S. tour in 1976. His resulting album sold over 6,000,000 copies and reached #1, briefly ranking among the 10 best-selling albums ever. Name the artist...
*A critic said of this song in 1994...it is one of the most self-effacing and personal songs to reach the Top Ten charts in the 90's. It deals with the phenomenon of rock and roll stardom and the pedestal that sometimes takes shape. The string arrangement on the track was described as 'absolutely stunning'. Name the iconic American artist and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Fooling Yourself by STYX vs Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp
1. Try a Little Tenderness by Three Dog Night 2. In The City by Joe Walsh Eagles
3. Peter Frampton 4. It’s Good To Be King by Tom Petty
Listeners picked Supertramp with 63% of votes
* This track was Steely Dan's highest charting single, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 in 1974. For fans of Frank Zappa, you may have a different context for this song. Zappa's track, Dupree's Paradise on 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Frank sang a couple of joke lines from the classic Steely Dan song. Name the Steely Dan track.
*WKLS was also known as 96 Rock and was an Atlanta, Georgia legendary album rock station. It started in 1984 and lasted 32 years, before a change in its programming took place. The station started broadcasting at exactly midnight on the day it began and this song was the first thing anyone heard. It was also played as the last song with which they closed down the station on November 17, 2006. Name the song and the band.
*This song was the (duo) group's first #1 hit single on the Billboard Hot 100. The character in the song is based on a real person, the spoiled heir to a fast food fortune who had dated one of the band's member's girlfriend. The girlfriend's stories of him inspired the song, but the character had to be changed to a girl, since he would be the one singing it. Name the band and the song...
*This artist wrote a song during a holiday in Greece. It spotlights the depression he suffered after the break-up of this very famous band...and also doubles as a declaration of his love for his wife at the time.
It was a very rough time for him by his own admission. Name the artist, the band that broke up and extra, extra credit if you can name the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne vs Love Letter by Bonnie Raitt
1. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number 2. Baba O’Reilly by The Who
3. Hall & Oates, Rich Girl 4. Paul McCartney, The Beatles, Every Night
Listeners picked Bonnie Raitt with 54% of votes