*This British band back in the 60's recorded a great many songs written by someone else other than existing band members. This song changed that. The group got together and started throwing ideas around and decided that they had the collective talent to indeed write songs. For this one, going through a boatload of ideas, inspiration was found as they started talking about love affairs and how relationships of the heart had ups and downs and went round and round. Shortly thereafter, they had everything for what would become a big hit for them in 1967. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This popular American band released this 1971 song that shows the narrator ruminating about overseas locales that he has never visited, but about which he feels he has some proxy experience, primarily via the music, but also due to other presumed highlights found there. He then loosely compares his own actual travels to these more worldly spots. Name the bands and extra credit for the name of the track...
*One of the great Summer jobs back in my college days was something The LooneyMan actually did...Camp Counselor. A similar experience by the frontman of this popular 60's band inspired one of their most famous songs. Said inspiration came from the pair of sisters he met one Summer. Both girls were appealing in their own ways, but it was clear that he was headed for a time of decision...which girl to choose. The track got to #2 on the charts, but was held out of the 1st spot by The Rolling Stones and Paint It Black. Name the band, their frontman and extra credit for the name of the song...
*An album released in 1974 found this North American band taking a rather jazzy turn in a different direction from the guitar-soaked sound the group had mined to popularity for several years. They moved one of the band's leaders and his piano more to the front of the mix on this song.. Although the track did not chart, one from that album did. That song included a clip or two from a famous DJ. Name the band and real extra credit if you can name 1 or both of the songs...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night vs Where Do the Children Play? by Cat Stevens
1. Hollies, On A Carosel
2. Three Dog Night, Never Been to Spain
3. Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian, Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?
4. Guess Who, Star Baby, Burton Cummings, Clap for the Wolfman
Battle of the Bands : Cat Stevens won with 50.5% of votes
*In 2013, after a 16 year absence, this band was finally reuniting from the classic lineup that produced one of, if not their best, 1987 album. The problem? One member, despite public affirmations that she was on board, bailed to pursue her solo career. Two other members who had written and readied songs for the band project, decided to record them anyway. Name the band and extra credit for the artist who bailed and the two who went forward...
*This British band's singer/guitarist wrote this song when he was a teenager, but didn't record it until much later, introducing it to the rest of the band 5 years after writing it. The track has taken on a life of its own with perhaps even more relevance today. The song basically says...just show you care. Whenever the band played it in concerts, they loved how the audience reacted with unifying hugs and singing along. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This artist was perhaps better known for his exits from a couple of bands than his presence with them. He quit one band (in 1969) shortly before the release of their first album as he was not included in the final mix playback sessions. He lasted 6 years with his next band prior to another acrimonious departure. Name the artist and extra credit for the names of the two bands...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overdrive vs Back On The Chain Gang by The Pretenders
1. The Rascals
2. Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Linsey Buckingham, Christine McVie
3. Supertramp, Give A Little Bit
4. Randy Meisner, Poco, Eagles
Battle of the Bands : The Pretenders won with 50.5% of votes
*One of the few songs on this artist's debut album in 1979 does not dwell into interpersonal relationships and the matters of love as he is prone to do. Rather it is a condemnation of print media that specializes in sensationalistic and frightening news stories in an attempt to boost readership. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the track...
*This great song first released on a 1994 live album was written by Jim Capaldi, Paul Carrack and Peter Vale and performed by this well-known band. Never formally released as a single in the U.S. it holds a couple of distinctions. It was not eligible to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100 under the rules in place at the time, but spent 3 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. It was also the last single to feature a band member who was terminated from the band in 2001. Name the band, and extra credit for the name of the song and the band member that was terminated...
*This 1967 track from a great rock and roll band was somewhat controversial because of the lyrics of course. Some radio stations banned it and a live performance on television only happened with altered lyrics, so as not to offend the delicate sensibilities of American TV viewers. Released as as A-side single, without airplay on banned stations, it meant the B-side of the single got much more airplay. Name the band and the name of the song. Extra credit if you can name the B-side song that gained the extra notoriety...
*A couple members of this excellent band attended the Cannes Film Festival in 1971. They were staying on a hired luxury yacht and began writing a song we'll play later this evening. With music in hand, they played the song for their wives, who then assisted in creating the lyrics. The gist of the song has the subject lamenting the loss of his girl. The pain is made more intense by something he re-visits periodically reminding him of the good times they had.
Name the artists who wrote it and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Last But Not Least by Zac Brown Band vs Wish I Knew You by The Revivalists
1. Joe Jackson, Sunday Papers
2. Eagles, Love Will Keep Us Alive, Don Felder
3. Rolling Stones, Let’s Spend The Night Together, Ruby Tuesday
4. Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Photograph
Battle of the Bands : Zac Brown Band won with 52% of votes
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