*An artist that marries the legacy of the New Orleans rhythm & blues ancestors to the bold funk that dominated black American music at the time of this record's release in 1973...this track became a huge hit. The Big Easy always has the mystique of voodoo traditions and this artist helped to reinforce them. Name the artist and extra credit for the song title...
*Born in Milwaukee, raised in Dallas...this artist arrived in San Francisco in 1966 where he formed a band. This artist is one of the most inconspicuous rock stars in history...loves making and performing music, but absolutely hates doing promotions or appearing anywhere in public. Name the artist...
*After spending the better part of the 1980's as a solo acoustic troubadour, the band's co-founder landed a contract for a solo album at the turn of the 1990's. He recruited some heavyweight A-Listers to contribute on this great album...Tom Petty and Mike Campbell, David Crosby and Chris Hillman. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the album...
*After experimenting with synthesizers and a pop sound on his solo debut album, this artist hit the mark on his sophomore release in 1984. This album established him as a solo artist after a most significant run with an epic band.
Name the artist and his former band...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Sentimental Lady by Fleetwood Mac vs Living in the U.S.A. by Steve Miller Band
1. Dr John, Right Place Wrong Time
2. Steve Miller
3. Roger McGuinn, Back from Rio
4. Don Henley, Eagles
Battle of the Bands : Fleetwood Mac won with 52% of votes
*This excellent band burst on the scene in the early '80s with one of the most compelling presentations of rock and roll ever. Their compilation album of 1987 chronicled so very many of their singles that led many to believe they were true masters of the 'rock single.' The track that we'll play takes an old classic from a duo in 1965 and kind of puts a reggae spin on it. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*This 60's rock band was looking for a name and came up with a rather unique marketing play, They chose a name that was alphabetically close to a most popular band at the time, securing their records in prime viewing area as result. Name the band...the band and the group they wanted their records to be sold...close to...
*One of the frontmen of this great band wrote a track after hearing the Bob Dylan track, 'Ballad In Plain D' on the radio. Just before the track ended, Dylan came up with a phrase that would be turned into the title of one of their big hits, and one that remains the writer's absolute favorites. Name the band, the frontman and extra credit for the name of the track...
*We'll enjoy a most outstanding song from this band, released in 1980...a song that showed aplenty their signature blend of Jazz, Rock and Pop elements. The song tells a tale of the allure and dangers of instant fame and success. The title alludes to the rapid and electrifying nature of this ascent. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the band...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
You Can Do Magic by America vs Call It Love by Poco
1. The Pretenders, I Got You Babe
2. Beau Brummels, Beatles
3. Guess Who, Randy Bachman, Undone
4. Steely Dan, Chain Lightning
Battle of the Bands : America won with 52% of votes
*This artist emerged from England's house music scene in 1990 to become the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade. He was known for a distinctive fusion of soul, folk, pop, dance and rock that brought him success on both sides of the Atlantic. He also had a 9 year marriage that gained him some notoriety. Name the artist...
*Like so many risk takers, this band had their share of both admirers and detractors over the years. Admirers loved the way the band pushed rock's boundaries, while to detractors they epitomized progressive rock's excesses. Another British band who made a huge splash in the 70's, they had a most unique and colorful frontman. Name the band and their leader...
*This fantastic American artist was in a number of exceptional bands in the 60's and 70's. When not participating in reunions with previous bandmates, he 'd occasionally release a solo album or appear as a guest artist with other A-List musicians. At the age of 72 in 2014, he released his first solo album in 20 years with a cast of heavy-hitters, including a family member. Name the artist and extra credit if you can identify the family member...
*This great band's 2007 studio album was released 28 years after their previous one. We'll enjoy a track that was inspired by one of the members environmental passion. In 1990 an initiative was started to preserve the woods where Henry David Thoreau lived and wrote. Name the band, the member who started the initiative and extra credit for the name of the album and the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Dude (Looks Like A Lady) by Aerosmith vs Flirtin’ With Disaster by Molly Hatchet
2. Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson
3. David Crosby, son, James Raymond
4. Eagles, Don Henley, Long Road Out Of Eden, No More Walks In The Wood
Battle of the Bands : Molly Hatchet won with 50.5% of votes