*This US artist cut albums under about 4 names until he settled on one. We'll play the 1st single released from his 7th album in 1983...a track that was intended to be political as he felt government policies were crushing down on the poor. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This introspective and inspirational 1976 track reminds us that time is always ticking away, so we'd best make the most of it. The message of freedom through revolution is one picked up by the California band's frontman from his days in the mid-60's music scene. The Vietnam War brought out more than a few protests, musically or otherwise. This band could also jam and oftentimes took the popular radio version of this song and jammed for 12+ minutes with it. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*Perhaps like this artist felt, you might feel there are unscrupulous news people doing anything for a story in the media. This artist valued privacy and hated anyone prying into his personal life. The song's lyrics showed contempt at every level of news broadcasts, but gave a few folks working behind the scenes credit for recognizing the superficial and vapid product they took part in against their better judgment. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the 1982 song...
*With a resume that includes participation in bands like Delaney And Bonnie and Derek & The Dominoes, this artist's musical prowess was never in question...even when he started releasing solo albums. We'll dip into his 1972 album for a great track. Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly & the Family Stone vs Sing A Song by Earth, Wind & Fire
1. John Mellencamp, Crumblin’ Down
2. Steve Miller Band, Fly Like An Eagle
3. Don Henley, Dirty Laundry
4. Bobby Whitlock
Battle of the Bands : Sly won by a single vote
*Back in 1972 this very popular song was released by a band that took advantage of the country-rock sound popularized by Poco and Eagles (of course, started by The Byrds). In this song, the guy has driven the gal (whose name is the title of the song) off by trying to control her...and now...she's with another guy. That's all in the 1st verse. The rest of the song is spent with him trying to get her back. Name the band and song...
*This 1971 song is written from the perspective of a man who is hated and shunned. He's asking for empathy, but is clearly unhinged and seems to have anger issues. The lyrics are based on the group's guitartist who has his own feelings of angst...indicating how lonely it can be to be powerful. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was inspirational counsel to a number of early rock artists in the 60's. He also hosted an American actress and her sister at a time that overlapped this band's stay. While the entire experience inspired any number of songs, this one in particular assisted the sister in recovery from her depression. Name the actress, the band who wrote the song and the title of the song...
*How is it that this track is often played at weddings and anywhere else one wants to demonstrate affection, when the band believes it to be a breakup song? The song was written in a Los Angeles restaurant as the three who wrote it studied women and relationships during the many times spent there. The song became the band's first #1 hit. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Brass In Pocket by Pretenders vs Right Place, Wrong Time by Dr John
1. Pure Prairie League, Amie
2. The Who, Behind Blue Eyes
3. Mia Farrow, Beatles, Dear Prudence
4. Eagles, Best Of My Love
Battle of the Bands : Dr John won with 52% of votes