* The subject person of this song is David Geffen...the braintrust and frontman of his record label, Asylum Records. The song is about the pressures the music industry puts on their artists. Geffen had some outstanding artists on his label and quite a few played on this song from 1974, with backing vocals to the original artist. Name the performer who released the song and extra credit for the name of the tune...
*Ben Orr was the bassist and vocalist of this band, but prior to joining them, he kicked around in the Cleveland, Ohio area with a band named The Grasshoppers. That band was pretty successful opening for The Beach Boys at times and had a loyal fan club. But, eventually, Orr met another artist who had dropped out of both Antioch College and Bowling Green University and they started this notable and successful band. Name the artist he met and the band they started together.
*When The Beatles established Apple Records, they didn't want it to be all Beatles...they wanted to sign other bands. This was one of the very first they signed. In fact, George Harrison played with them and even helped produce one of their first albums. Name the band...
*This 4-time Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductee was raised a Quaker and spent eight childhood summers attending a Quaker camp in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Claiming those summers as 'life-changing' experiences, the artist developed all kinds of appreciation for nature, a love of music and social justice. Name the artist...
Battle Of The Bands!
Undun by The Guess Who vs Blue Collar by Bachman – Turner Overdrive
1. Joni Mitchell, Free Man in Paris 2. Cars 3. Badfinger 4. Bonnie Raitt
Listeners chose The Guess Who with 57% of votes
I’m sure many listeners and other fans were elated by my Michigan State Spartans victory over the vaunted Michigan Wolverines in the Big House!