*The track from this famous group was inspired by an affair one of the band members had with the band's lighting director. To avoid a flare-up, she told her then husband that the song was about her dog. The song was described by Casey Kasem as 'an emotional biography of the love lives of all five band members. Name the band and extra credit if you can guess the song...
*Folk singer Tim Hardin wrote and performed this song at Woodstock and it is covered by another extremely popular pop/rock artist. The song is about a relationship with a girl who is a straight-faced liar...but he still can't get over her. Our hero knows if he just gives her a chance..she'll prove she's not that kind of person. He has his reasons. Name the covering artist and song from 1971...
*The famous singer/songwriter Jackson Browne claims that this track is one of his most personal songs. There was one phrase that he came up with it and he used that phrase to create the song. The track plays in the movie 'Taxi Driver' with Robert DeNiro...
*This singer/songwriter's track was inspired by Roy Orbison's 'Only the Lonely'. The artist said when he first heard Orbison...it was magic. He had sarcastic and adventurous songs and great arrangement, and then that beautiful, almost operatic voice. The song maintains the 'Lonely' theme. Name the artist and song...
Battle Of The Bands!
The Weight by The Band vs Oh Atlanta by Little Feat
1.You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac 2. Reason To Believe by Rod Stewart
3. Late for the Sky 4. You’re Only Lonely by J. D. Souther
The Band won the Battle by a single vote
*Eddie Holland of the famous songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland made the original recording of this song in 1964. Tom Johnston of The Doobie Brothers recalled, I had been a fan of that song since it came out somewhere in the 60's. I just loved that song. His constant lobbying to get the band to perform a cover of the track actually happened in 1975. Name the song
*Gregg Allman played this song on one of Duane's old guitars at Duane's funeral in 1971. Gregg said it was his brother's favorite song he ever wrote. While it was never a big hit in the US...it has endured exceptionally well over time...Name the song
*This artist was an orderly at Colbert County Hospital in the daytime and sang with a local band, The Esquires Combo at night. On one such night, he was so distraught with a broken relationship, he stopped in the middle of a song and asked his band if they could play a slow blues backing...any key, their choice...to which he could sing. After a quick conference, the band started to play and the singer vented for about 6 minutes. The song was later recorded in famous Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Name the artist and the song.
*Women did get the right to vote in England until 1918 and until 1920 in the U.S. The term used to describe the movement became the title of a song by this artist, who wrote it, but actually offered the song to another band, Mott The Hoople...who passed on it. Name the artist and the song
Battle Of The Bands!
Hitch A Ride by Boston vs Eldorado by Electric Light Orchestra
1.Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While) 2. Melissa
3. Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman 4. David Bowie Suffragette City
Boston won the Battle with 60% of the votes
*The Rolling Stones first recorded this song in 1977, even doing a take with a reggae beat...but didn't like the result. They shelved it for 4 years until they needed an additional song for their next album, Tattoo You. It took them 38 takes to get this track ready for inclusion on the album. Any guesses as to which song it is?
*A 1988 Cinemax television special originally broadcast in early 1988, starred this triple HOF inductee. Other special guests appeared, Bruce Springsteen and K.D. Lang to name just 2. The special was filmed entirely in black and white. We'll play a great track from it. Who was the artist?
*From this Texas rocker's first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018, this artist has singles that have reached both the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Country Charts. Oh, throw in the fact that 4 of his albums have been Number 1 on the Blues chart. He is now 79 years young. Who is he?
*Iggy Pop wrote a track with David Bowie and Iggy's version was the first recording of it in 1977. Bowie's version, to no one's surprise, became an absolute commercial success in 1983. Name the song.
Battle Of The Bands!
Make You Feel My Love by Bob Dylan vs Whenever God Shines His Light by Van Morrison
1.Start Me Up 2. Roy Orbison
3. Delbert McClinton 4. China Girl
Van Morrison won the Battle with 53% of the votes
*This artist was the co-leader of this fantastic band that illuminated the '70's music scene. But as the 1980's dawned, the band's golden days were dimming, leading this artist to his first solo album. And it's success carried over with additional albums, until the band came back together. Name the band and the artist.
*A school teacher previewed an assignment to their class one day. The teacher played this song and instructed the class to analyze what the songwriter was feeling. One student was inspired to write from the perspective of what the song meant to his home town. This track might even inspire thoughts of your home town. Name the song and the artist if you can.
*This band had 3 lead singers and their name is fashioned after a 'rudimentary nightly temperature gauge." Hugely popular band in the 70's. What was the name of the band?
*The artist Sting got along quite well with another musician that not many people would have guessed. They shared a drummer (Vinny Colaiuta) , who came to Sting's band from the other artist. And Sting made a guest appearance at one of the mystery artist's live shows. Name the artist.
Battle Of The Bands!
Keeping The Faith by Billy Joel vs Dancing In The Dark by Bruce Springsteen
1. Steely Dan Donald Fagen 2. My Little Town by Simon & Garfunkel
3. Three Dog Night 4. Frank Zappa
Bruce Springsteen won by the slimmest of margins
*The brother of this band's frontman wrote a poem when he was 15 that his brother and this band used as the basis for this song. The song contrasts what its like to live in a large city during the day and during the night. The particular city in question...New York City. Name the band and the song
*The story of this great track from 1973 is about a man who meets the woman he believes is the true love of his life in the lobby of a Hotel...and he immediately makes a lifelong commitment to her, promising her the storied house on the edge of town with the white picket fence. In the end, she leaves his crying in his beer. Name the song and the band
*This song from 1977 begins with the guy getting kicked to the curb by his girl, presumably because he won't tell her he loves her. He makes the case that even though he will never love her, he's good enough, since after all he does want her and need her, and happy endings are only for fairy tales. All this translates into the title of the track...can you name it?
*This artist grew up in Seymour, Indiana, where he claims nobody had ever become famous. Ignoring the many naysayers, he went to New York and earned a record deal, which turns out was not that big a deal, as labels were hiring photogenic young rockers by the hundreds. While he got fed up and did not play the games the industry deemed necessary, he clashed with the establishment, but in the end...became a huge success. Name the artist
Battle Of The Bands!
I Can’t Quit Her by Blood, Sweat & Tears vs Another Rainy Day by Chicago
1.Summer In The City by Lovin’ Spoonful 2. Dixie Chicken by Little Feat
3. Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad by MeatLoaf 4. John Mellencamp
Blood, Sweat & Tears won by the slimmest of margins
*This artist did not play baseball, but he loved watching it and hearing the stories his father would tell him about the legendary New York Yankees. This song honors the players that were heroes to him as long as he can remember. Name the artist and the song.
*Ghost Riders In The Sky was a 1948 Cowboy song by Stan Jones, but the more famous versions were later recorded by Johnny Cash and Bing Crosby. The song was also an inspiration for an early 70's rock band, whose version was a big hit with a slightly different title. Name the band, their famous front man and the song.
*This artist sold over 3,000,000 copies of his 1994 album in the US alone. He had plans to re-release it as a double album and then play it straight through on a special tour. He kept it a secret from everyone, including his band, thinking they could read about the plan in Rolling Stone magazine, kind of like everyone else. Unfortunately, the artist passed away prior to this all coming together. Name the artist and the album if you can.
*This song had a title and lyrics inspired by an oft-use expression by Jackie Gleason. The song created a fantasy world where the artist was the object of all of his woman's affections. Name the artist and the song.
Battle Of The Bands!
What It Is by Mark Knopfler vs Let’s Dance by David Bowie
1.Centerfield by John Fogerty 2. Riders On The Storm by The Doors Jim Morrison
3. Wildflowers by Tom Petty 4. How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You by Marvin Gaye
David Bowie came out ahead in the Battle by 15 - 11
*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
*We'll dip into a great album with a street address title for a name. It refers to the address where the artist lived, but the address was later changed after the album's release due to fans flocking to the property. Who was the artist and the name of the album?
*Little Anthony and The Imperials first released this song as a single in 1964, but there was another artist whose version was by far, the most successful recording of the song in 1980. Name the artist and the song.
*This artist's family moved to Spanish Harlem, New York City, when he was 5 years old. At the age of 9, he was playing a music hall in South Bronx focused on Latino music. He could play various instruments, including the accordion, but he really wanted to focus on the guitar and at age 14...he started that whole process. Who was the artist? We'll play his most famous hit.
*This band was scheduled to record a song we'll play tonight on May 20, 1964, but the lead singer was found dead that morning (cause of death unclear). They rescheduled for the next day and called in a former band member to sing the lead, who then formally rejoined the band. Name the band. And if you are really into it...the song.
Battle Of The Bands! Out of Sight by James Brown vs She’s Lookin’ Good by Wilson Pickett
1.Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard 2.Long Hurts So Bad by Linda Ronstadt
3. Light My Fire by Jose Feliciano 4. Drifters Under the Boardwalk
The James Brown won the Battle by 1 vote
*This great artist toured with The Beatles, backed Bo Diddley and Howlin' Wolf, helped to inspire The Blues Brothers and performed everywhere from Saturday Night Live to Austin City Limits (both multiple times) along the way. Name the artist.
*This artist owned and loved his very own Pontiac hearse and named it Mort. That hearse was the motivation for the song of his playing in this show. While driving from Toronto to Los Angeles, Mort broke down in 1965.
Name the artist and the song.
*50 years ago on July 20, 1969, astronauts walked on the Moon for the very first time...one of those, 'Where were you when that happened?' moments. Just weeks prior to that event, a song came out telling the story of an astronaut's doomed journey into space. Name the artist and the song.
*Sudden change is the topic of this song, beginning with the Wall Street worker who gets on a train to leave his life behind. This great song has been played by this artist during his solo career and with the famous band he'd been in for many years. Name the artist, the band and the song.
Battle Of The Bands! Swlabr by Cream vs Empty Pages by Traffic
1.Delbert McClinton 2.Long May You Run by Neil Young
3. Space Oddity by David Bowie 4. Don Henley, Eagles, New York Minute
The Traffic won the Battle by 1 vote
*This well-known artist wrote a song that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in a movie in 2000. The song was also used in a Chrysler commercial that aired during the 2014 Super Bowl. So friends...name the artist, the movie and the song or just wait until it plays today on Looney's Tunes!
*This great California-born artist was kind of a 'surfer musician', but it almost cost him his life. While surfing, he got hit by 2 successive mammoth waves, unable to catch his breath between them...but miraculously survived. Name the artist.
*We'll catch one of the trademark songs from this well-known band that was written by the keyboardist of the group. Significantly, he credits God for giving him the song and inspiration, claiming that he received a 'supernatural download' that allowed him to quickly finish this classic. You'll recognize the group and the song when we play it.
*This artist received a book of great phrases from his cousin just prior to his work on an excellent album. One particular phrase stuck in his mind: 'Most things I worry about never happen anyway.' He worked it into an excellent track that will play this evening. We reveal the artist and the song late in the show.
Battle Of The Bands! Dedicated to the One I Love by Mamas & The Pappas vs Happy Together by The Turtles
1.Bob Dylan, Wonderboys, Things Have Changed 2.Chris Isaak
3. Faithfully by Journey 4. Crawling Back to You by Tom Petty
The Turtles won the Battle by 2 votes