* In a 1984 Saturday Night Live Democratic candidate poll...this band received 131,384 votes. They won nothing for it...but perhaps a boost in fan base. They appeared in the 1990 movie, Back To The Future III as a square dance band. Name the band...
*We'll share a track that you've all heard...most likely decades ago...that comes courtesy of a band from Houston, TX. The band had the letter 'R' added to their name and coincidentally...it just happened to rhyme with the lead singer. Name the band, the lead singer and extra credit if you know the song that's coming...
*This artist released four studio albums from 1972-1976...a hectic pace no doubt...but typical for artists of the 70's...(more on that later). To catch a break while honoring their record label obligation...he thought to release a live album. One thing led to another, and he ended up releasing the first live rock album with all new songs. Name the artist...extra credit for the album title...
*This band's heralded breakup and reunification produced a song about a guy who knows that a girl doesn't love him anymore and is going to leave him. He'll accept that, he won't hold her back, he won't try to stop her...he'll just have to live with his broken heart. Stay tuned for the conclusion of this musical saga...but in the meantime...name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Until You Come Back To Me by Aretha Franklin vs How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by Marvin Gaye
1. Z Z Top
2. The Drells, Archie Bell, Tighten Up, Pt. 1
3. Jackson Browne, Running on Empty
4. Eagles, The Heart of the Matter, What Do I Do with My Heart
Marvin Gaye was the winner with 55% of the votes
First, some highlights from the show:
- Trombone Shorty cover of Little Feat’s On Your Way Down
- Santana featuring Rob Thomas playing Cream classic Sunshine of Your Love
- Daryl Hall’s 2011 hit Talking to Myself that debuted on “Live from Daryl’s House” TV show
- Bonnie Raitt’s cover of Gerry Rafferty hit right Down The Line
- Bryan Ferry from Roxy Music using his unique voice singing (What A) Wonderful World
*We'll play a track that contains the lyrics "satisfying her every need" that got the attention of censors. So much so that many radio stations either refused to play it or bleeped out the word 'night". The band also altered the lyrics when they sang it on The Ed Sullivan. Name the song and band that did it...
* We'll share a song that is sung in a gospel style with 3 bandmember voices multitracked to sound like a choir. The gospel sound was inspired by Aretha Franklin. This was one of the most favorite tracks this band recorded...at least to the lead singer. Name the song...the band...the lead singer...
*The frontman of this band wrote this song that became the trio's biggest hit. So big, in fact, that it is estimated to account for nearly 1/3 of the frontman's very sizeable income. It won 2 Grammys and was written at the real-life James Bond's desk at the Goldeneye Estate in Jamaica. as he skipped out of London to escape the furor of his dalliance and overall publicity of his divorce. The year was 1983...Name the band, the frontman and the song...
*We'll play a song played together by this band that actually has 3 different stories about where it was sung the very first time...Was either at the house of Cass Elliott, perhaps Joni Mitchell's home or the abode of John Sebastian, in the living room to be specific. We'll reveal the correct answer later today. Name the band, the location and extra credit for the song from back in 1969
Battle Of The Bands!
Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison vs Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart
1. Let’s Spend The Night Together, Rolling Stones
2. Somebody To Love, Queen, Freddie Mercury
3. The Police, Sting, Every Breath You Take
4. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell’s Home, You Don’t Have To Cry
Rod Stewart was the winner with 52% of the votes
* We'll enjoy a track from 1979 about men who take advantage of lonely single women. While the men in the song take on a predator role, the woman appears to compromise her principles by putting herself in a bad situation. Her shoes, which apparently are high-heeled (and very uncomfortable) with "pretty little straps around the ankles are a metaphor for this compromise.
Name the band (one that was flying high, but about to crash and breakup) and extra credit for the song title...
*With his choice of dark glasses and plaintive voice, this artist gave the impression that he was always longing and sometimes miserable, which was not the case. We'll play his last big hit as his career faded fast, but other great artists cited him as one of their huge influences and had him join in on various projects. A Rock And Roll HOF inductee...he passed too early in 1988 at the age of 52.
Name the artist...
*This song is about a real condition...an infectious disease for a type of pet that sometimes affects young children. The actual intended meaning of the song (sexual in nature) is something quite different. Name the artist and the song from 1977...
*We'll go to a song that was one of five tracks included in this band's demo tape, trying to get a record contract. It worked...it actually started a bidding war with record labels for the rights to sign them. Name the band...a popular one from the mid-seventies and beyond...
Battle Of The Bands!
You’ve Got A Friend by James Taylor vs Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
1. Eagles, Those Shoes 2. Roy Orbison 3. Ted Nugent, Cat Scratch Fever
4. Dire Straits, Sultans Of Swing
Roy Orbison was the winner with 53% of the votes
* This band hailed from Calgary, Alberta, Canada starting out in 1964 with the name...The Rebounds. They changed their lineup and had numerous name changes until 1971 when they released their only Top 40 hit in the US. They had much greater success in Canada with 6 other songs cracking the Canadian top 10 six times. The song features a banjo as a primary instrument. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*One of the most spontaneous origins for a song came courtesy of Randy Bachman who was playing a show when he broke a guitar string...putting a stop to the show until he could replace the string. The band left the stage while he replaced it and he used the piano to tune. As he did, he ventured into a riff that got the complete attention of the audience. He took the riff and finished it into this classic song by The Guess Who. Name the song...
*Ray Davies wrote a great number of songs for this (his) band. Their first album contained the single, You Really Got Me and was followed up with All Day And All Of The Night. When it came time to write songs for their next album, Davies was running out of ideas, but remembered a track he'd written while being a student at Hornsey School of Art in London. They did record it and it became a big hit. The group is obvious, but name the song that he resurrected from his school days...
*This artist's musical career is kind of (or alot of) synonymous with his early band...a group that was elected into the Rock And Roll HOF in 2000. The band started to implode after a marijuana drug bust (the artist was not part of the bust) and this artist went on to a semi-successful solo career as the band could not recover from the bust and resulting publicity. Name the artist and his band...
Battle Of The Bands!
25 Or 6 To 4 by Chicago vs What A Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers
1. The Stampeders, Sweet City Woman 2. American Woman
3. Tired of Waiting for You 4. John Sebastian, Lovin’ Spoonful
Chicago was the winner with 54% of the votes