Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on April 25 , 2021 Show #128
*Francis Ford Coppola made a movie entitled...You're A Big Boy Now...a coming of age film about an awkward young man looking for love in New York City. This band was responsible for the entire movie soundtrack, but Coppola tasked the band's leader to come up with a sentimental ballad for an important love scene. While the movie was largely ignored, the song did quite well upon its release in 1967. Name the band, the frontman of the band and extra credit if you know the song...
*This song was inspired by two tracks on a Buffalo Springfield album...Rock & Roll Woman and Hung Upside Down. Neil Young introduced the album to this fellow Canadian band who heard it and loved the country-rock sound. The band claims this song to be them doing country rock trying to pretend to be Neil Young and Stephen Stills. Name the band and song which is about moving on and finding your true calling...
*The wife of the guitarist and primary songwriter of this southern band explained that her husband, who died of heart failure in 1993 wrote songs...but didn't read music...doing everything by ear. He wrote this most popular song for the South Carolina originated band...it, becoming their biggest hit. Name the band, the song and extra credit if you know the guitarist's name...
*Go back to the early 80's when MTV was starting to crank out music videos. It wasn't enough to make the song...you now pretty much had to become part Hollywood to give your track an extra boost. We'll play a song that won the 1st ever Video of the Year award at MTV's Video Music Awards. It beat out Michael Jackson's, Thriller for the award. The video was the first to use computerized effects with the band's singer/guitarist image appearing in various animated scenes...all while trying to get the attention of a girl. Name the band, the singer and extra credit for the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
The Song is Over by The Who vs Somebody to Love by Queen
1. The Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian, Darling Be Home Soon
2. The Guess Who, No Time 3. Marshall Tucker Band, Heard It in a Love Song, Toy Caldwell
4. The Cars, Ric Ocasek, You Might Think
Listeners picked Queen with 53% of the votes
Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on April 18 , 2021 Show #127
*The incredible songwriting team of Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote one great hit after another for The Supremes, The Four Tops and so many other acts on the Motown label. But they intentionally wrote a rock song for The Supremes. It was about a woman who knows her fellow doesn't love her but isn't man enough to break up with her. All she can do is plead with him to set her free. Another band covered the song in 1968 and took it to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Name the song and the band that covered it...
*This band's guitarist wrote and sang lead on this song that is about the captain of a ship who is sick and fears he is going to lose his vessel. The song came to him after he prayed one night with a P.S. where he asked God to give him a song that would touch the hearts of people that he wanted to get to. He arose at 3:00 A.M. and wrote this inspired song released in 1970. Name the popular midwestern arena band and the song...
*This artist had a paternal grandfather who was a popular vaudeville performer known as Peg Leg Jones, as he had a wooden leg. She almost pursued a career as a stenographer, but her Mother stopped that and put her back on a musical course. She once had a high-profile romance with Tom Waits, but she ended up marrying a French musician. The big problem with that? She hardly spoke any French and he hardly spoke any English. They later divorced. Name the artist...
*The year was 1967...the Summer of Love and San Francisco was THE place for hippies. Scott McKenzie's well-known song, San Francisco...Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair, was a popular ode to the city at the time, but a group from England gave them another song to add to the flower culture movement. The song actually takes a stand against the Vietnam war and the band hoped that they could raise awareness enough to inspire an end to the war. Name the band and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Annie Lennox vs You Know I’m No Good by Amy Winehouse
1. You Keep Me Hangin’ On, Vanilla Fudge 2. Grand Funk, Closer To Home
3. Rickie Lee Jones 4. Eric Burdon and The Animals, San Francisco Nights
Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on April 11 , 2021 Show #126
*The Zombies were a popular band back in the 60's. Two members had their hands all over a song we'll play.
The bass player wrote the song while the keyboard player released it as a single with another band. The track, released as a single was barely over 2 minutes long. We'll play a 6 minute version. Name both the band that recorded it and the song...
*This band got their start in London as three artists got together at London Central High School...a school for children of U.S. military personnel. Once the band got back to the US they strung one hit after another together until 1977 when one of the original members decided he'd had enough of the road life. You probably know the band, but name the member who left and took another musical direction...
*Mansfield, Ohio would not be known as a 'hotbed' for rock and roll artists, but they received some notoriety from this garage band who had the luck to record this song and a promotor that got the record played across the country...and that is when it actually shot all the way up to #2 on the Hot 100 chart. Name the band and song....
*Graham Gouldman, who later founded the band 10cc was a prolific songwriter who came up with songs for The Hollies, Cher, The Shadows and Herman's Hermits. And...he wrote a hit song that was originally recorded by The Yardbirds (a title track for their album) in 1965. We'll play a cover of song by Chris Isaak, recorded some 22 years later. Name the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Born On The Bayou by John Fogerty vs Fever by Joe Cocker
1. Argent, Hold Your Head Up 2. America, Dan Peek, song played was Paradise
3. The Music Explosion, Little Bit O’ Soul 4. Heart Full Of Soul
Listeners picked John Fogerty with a margin of a single vote
Song Quiz from Craig Looney’s Looney’s Tunes live show on April 4 , 2021 Show #125
* We'll enjoy a breakout hit from this bands very 1st album in 1972. It's difficult to make sense of the lyrics which seem to be about some combination of addiction, second chances and the inevitability of fate. The song doesn't so much make literal sense as it does creating a mood. Also, the band's 1st single...it was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic...earning them a reputation for a category of music described as 'smart rock'. Any more and I'd just have to tell you...but name the band and song...
*We'll play a song with lyrics written by Bernie Taupin, who got the idea for title from a quote he read about Janis Joplin. No one knew that and interpreted the song to be about a famous actress until Taupin came through with the actual explanation. The song was dedicated to Ryan White by Elton John. Name the song and the actress everyone thought it was about...
*This track was basically a 'spaghetti western set to music' back in 1974...but it gave the band their theme song and gave rock a classic. As the perfect trifecta...it's also the band's name. Name the band and the song (It's also the name of the album)...
*We'll play a song that was on this band's last album that included Timothy B. Schmit who left shortly thereafter. The album also featured the appearance of Donald Fagan playing synthesizer on a couple of the album tracks and marked the band's move away from their previous sound for which they'd been known.
Name the band...
Battle Of The Bands!
New York Minute by Don Henley vs While You See A Chance by Steve Winwood
1. Steely Dan, Do It Again 2. Candle In The Wind, Marilyn Monroe
3. Bad Company, Bad Company, Bad Company 4. Poco
Listeners picked Steve Winwood with a margin of 52% of the votes,