* While a struggling student at New Orlean's Jesuit High School, this artist was already playing in night clubs...something the Jesuit Fathers disapproved. They gave him an ultimatum...stop playing or leave the school.
They ended up expelling him (in 1954) and music became his career. An injury to his ring finger basically made him switch from guitar to piano. Name the artist...
*This artist passed away from a heart attack last year at the age of 75. He struggled to make it in the business until listening to Bobbie Gentry's self-penned, Ode To Billy Joe. Her success led him to the belief he should write about what he knows...and that is exactly what he did on the track we'll play. The subject of the song harkens back to a favorite meal of his growing up.
*The 10th studio album by this artist in 1991 was heralded as a comeback album for him. He enlisted some great artists to assist him on the album...Bonnie Raitt, Tom Petty, Phil Everly and Bruce Springsteen to name a few. The artist prepared 12 songs and then was told to come up with 1 or 2 more so the album could be released. The artist was tapped out, but ultimately obliged and put one more together. Name the artist.
*These two artists were participating in a Battle Of The Bands at a ballroom in Philadelphia in 1967. They were in different bands, but the competition was halted when rival gangs literally got into a gun battle. The two artists found themselves trying to escape the scene in the same service elevator. That started a relationship that became incredibly successful. We'll play a track from their 17th studio album released in 2004. Name the artists
Battle Of The Bands!
Moondance by Van Morrison vs Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
1. Dr. John 2. Tony Joe White (Polk Salad Annie) 3. John Prine 4. Daryl Hall & John Oates
Listeners sided with Roy Orbison with 53% of votes