*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 popular duo, both of whom were born in Texas, had great hits in the early to mid 1970's and then disbanded in 1980. They reunited on two different occasions, the last time in 2004. Both artists have long been advocates of the Baha'i Faith. Name the band
*This artist was quoted saying..."Before there was organized religion, there was the moon. The Indians knew about the moon. Pagans followed the moon. I've followed it for as long as I can remember, and that's just my religion." Name the artist.
*Country Singer/Songwriter Marty Stuart wrote a song...The Observations Of A Crow...in 1999. Shortly after that, he realized how many melodic similarities his song had with a track from a huge musical icon. Stuart got to hang out with that artist who told him that he might borrow something out Stuart's song someday. We'll play the track. Any guesses on the artist to whom Stuart was referring and if you know the song...wow for you!
*This song starts with layers of clock noises...each clock being recorded separately at an antiques store and then the band and their famous engineer blended them together. The clocks were used to demonstrate a new quadraphonic sound system. Name the song and the band
Super Ball Battle Of The Bands!
Kansas City by Paul McCartney vs San Francisco by Scott McKenzie
1.Seals and Crofts 2. Neil Young
3. Things Have Changed by Bob Dylan 4. Time by Pink Floyd
Kansas City prevailed in the Battle by 21 – 20 and On the Field by 31 - 20