*One of the most excellent stars of the rock & roll era, this artist evaded easy categorization throughout an epic career, operating as one the artsiest within the mainstream and the most accessible musician on the fringe. Was 13 years old when he began performing and started by learning to play the saxophone. Name the artist...
*This band started a record company in 1967 with a plan that all the members had a chance to produce outside artists. The first group signed was Redwood, a group formed by friend (Danny Hutton) of one such band member. Hutton, who, up until that time, was best known for the 1965 hit, 'Roses And Rainbows'. Redwood would go on to change their name to Three Dog Night. 2 years later, the song was resurrected by the band who owned the studio and released with a new title. Name the band and extra credit for the new name of the song...
*This quite successful American band's first single was released in 1973. Their manager had them share a house with full concentration efforts dictated to write songs for their first album.. One such song had been worked off and on for about 6 years as the band's leader chose to write it in bits and pieces. The rest of the band finally helped him put it together. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*After spending the better part of the 1980's as a solo acoustic troubadour, this artist landed a contract for a solo album with Arista records at the turn of the 1990's. He enlisted some powerful artists to assist...Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, David Crosby and Chris Hillman. The album turned out to be a big success and sounds even a bit like a Tom Petty offering. Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Slip Slidin’ Away by Paul Simon vs If I Ever Lose My Faith by Sting
1. David Bowie
2. Beach Boys, Darlin’
3. Aerosmith, Dream On
4. Roger McGuinn
Battle of the Bands : Paul Simon won with 51% of votes
*We'll play a track from 1979 with lyrics all about how the innocence and wonder of childhood can quickly give way to worry and cynicism as children are taught to be responsible adults. It makes the point that logic can restrict creativity and passion. The keyboard player of the band that recorded the track thought it quite relevant back when he wrote it, but thinks it is even more so today. Being in boarding school for 10 years promoted such feelings. Name the British band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*Peter Frampton's first group was called The Herd, which coincidentally was the first name taken by this band back in the mid-60's. That name did not last very long as they chose a new one based on some equipment they observed doing local road repairs. Name the band...
*This duo of artists were both from Texas. Both artists were at one time, members of the band, The Champs (remember the Tequila song?) in the late 50's/early 60's. When that band dissolved in 1965 they worked with several other artists, including Gene Vincent. In 1969, they released their first album as a duo. Name the group...
*This 1972 album was the body of work by which most of their fans began discovering the group and the album has retained its freshness over the decades. The entire band was attuned to the slightly heavier and more Southern style they wanted to work toward on this collection of tracks. This was the band's second album and not only was it a huge financial success, as any platinum record would be, but it was considered artistically impeccable. It was pretty close in style and sound at various points to what the Eagles were doing during the same period. The band did however, throw a bit of jazz, R&B, country, folk and bluegrass elements in for good measure. Name the band...still very active today...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Sandman by America vs Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft
1. Supertramp, The Logical Song
2. Buffalo Springfield
3. Seals & Croft
4. Doobie Brothers
Battle of the Bands : Seals & Croft won with 54% of votes
*The song, I Found You, was recorded and released in 1962 by Yvonne Fair. She had a most popular artist at the time who produced the record with her. Her producer then took the song and put his signature spin on it with a new title when he recorded and released it 2 years later. It is a great example of a funk song with lyrics supporting the intended groove. Name the artist and extra credit for the title of the track...
*This artist was a huge part of a 60's band and then embarked on a solo career when that band broke up. Following a couple of early folk records and a 1972 solo album, he released this track and album a year later. He assembled a versatile backup band using piano, violin and horns to accompany his tenor voice in arrangements that recalled some of the early work of Van Morrison. No surprise there as this artist and Morrison utilized some of the same backup musicians. Name the artist...
*Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues has a personal favorite of all Moody's songs he's written. He loves performing it and while it didn't chart as well as others, there was a reason. It was not a massive hit due to its length of 6 minutes and the fact that no one ever did a successful edit on it. He incorporated similar elements to the track that he employed on the great song, Your Wildest Dreams. Name the song...
*The lead character on this song is an aspiring actress who is breaking into the business. It's told from the perspective of her ex-boyfriend, whom she ditched because he couldn't advance her career. Despite the song, released in 1977 on an album with only 7 tracks, the writer wants us to imagine that the song and its events take place at a seedy photo shoot in Los Angeles in the 1950's. The title of the track is the name of the character...with no other significance other than the fact that the name fit! Name the band and the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright) by Rod Stewart vs Mainstreet by Bob Seger
1. James Brown, I Got You (I Feel Good)
2. Jesse Colin Young
3. I Know You’re Out there Somewhere
4. Steely Dan, Peg
Battle of the Bands : Bob Seger won with 54% of votes