* The legendary Bob Dylan took up many causes with his library of music. For this one, Dylan performed 2 concerts in support of this cause....one at Madison Square Garden in December of 1975 along with Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell and Roberta Flack. The following month he took The Rolling Thunder Review to the Houston Astrodome with Stevie Wonder and Isacc Hayes. Name the cause and the song in support of the cause...
*Graham Nash wrote this song on a bet. He was home in Hawaii about to go off on tour and the guy taking him to the airport said...'We've got 15 minutes...I'll be you can't write a song in that amount of time.' The bet was taken as he was traveling to the airport on that day of travel and he named the song aptly...for his friend who made him the bet. Can you name the song?
*Back to Mr. Dylan again...he once famously said the following about this artist, saying that every time he heard one of his songs...'It's like I wish it would last forever.' As Dylan was not a big talker...this was some very high praise. Name the artist Dylan was inspired by...
*Back in 1967, this artist opened for The Monkees on their tour. When he played this particular song, the young girls who came for The Monkees and really had no interest in the opening act, shouted 'Davy' when the artist sang 'Lady' and turned the song into a tribute to their idol, Davy Jones. A movie character by the name of Garth really liked the song as well. Name the artist and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
White Room by Cream vs Inside Out by Traveling Wilburys
1. Rubin Carter Benefit, Hurricane 2. Just A Song Before I Go
3. Gordon Lightfoot 4. Jimi Hendrix, Foxy Lady
Listeners picked Cream by 59%
* This singer/songwriter wrote this 1975 classic song on a farm in Minnesota after touring with the group, The Band earlier that year. The inspiration for the song came from art classes he was taking from Norman Raeben who promoted looking at things from a 'nonlinear' perspective and reflect that in his songs. The song deals with all things going on in his life at the time. Name the artist and the song...that according to the artist took 'Ten years to live and two years to write'...
*Born in Anchorage, Kentucky, (yes there is such a place), this performer has done it all, including putting herself through college and then moved to NYC to make a name for herself in the music business. Her 1st solo album produced a hit single and she eventually garnered 7 Grammy Awards. She founded her own record company, Womanly Hips. Name the artist...
*The story behind this song has been passed down countless times and is no stranger to being changed each time. The artist sailed into the British Virgin Islands, experiencing some hard weather along the way. Tired and hungry and with few options for gourmet restaurants, he discovered the brand new Village Cay Marina and Restaurant in Roadtown. Turns out...it turned out to be paradise...Name the artist and the song....
*An album that is considered to be the best work by this band and frontman contained a picture of what appears to be the scene from the movie, The Wizard Of Oz. The track we'll enjoy was the first Top 40 hit for the band and was the result of an argument between the songwriter and his father. Name the band, the album and extra credit for the name of the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
I Put A Spell On You by Credence Clearwater Revival vs Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
1. Bob Dylan, Tangled Up In Blue 2. Joan Osborne 3. Jimmy Buffett, Cheeseburger in Paradise
4. Electric Light Orchestra, “Eldorado”, Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
Listeners picked Dire Straits by 55%
The Band had a song released as a single in 1975. It goes together quite nicely with this scene shot at a certain time of day from the back of Chateau Looney here in the Canoe.... Name the song...
*Earth, Wind And Fire wrote a song for a low-budget movie of the same name about the corruption of a record label. It starred Harvey Keitel. Stevie Wonder performed an a cappella version of the song at the Grammy Awards in 2016 in honor of one of the band members who had passed 2 months earlier. Name the song and extra credit to you Earth, Wind and Fire fans that can name the band member Wonder was honoring...
*The closest comparison to this artist in the world of rock is Bruce Springsteen. Both have gravelly voices, both have worked as solo artists with consistent backing bands, with those bands having similar instrumentation...keyboards, guitar and saxophone. Both are known for their empathy with the working class and go the extra yard to please audiences during live performances. Name the artist...
*One of the 1st songs written by this artist at the age of 17 was 1st recorded by Peter, Paul & Mary in 1966. The artist herself recorded her own version in 1967. We'll play the Blood, Sweat & Tears version of the song, a track that reflects on the cycles of life and death. Name the singer/songwriter who passed away at the young age of 49 in 1997 and the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
The Letter by Joe Cocker vs Bluebird by Leon Russell
1. Twilight 2. That’s The Way Of The World, Maurice White 3. Bob Seger
4. Laura Nyro, And When I Die
After last week’s one vote difference, Listeners chose Joe Cocker by 57%
* We'll play a track from 1970 by a band originally named, Chocolate Hair. Once they signed with a record label they had to change their name because managers were nervous about the potentially racist interpretation...not to mention it may have permanently branded them as '60s psychedelics'. They chose this name which is after a local Colorado ski resort. Name the band...
*If you did not know, legendary football player, Jim Brown, had a hand in discovering a couple of bands back in the late 60's. One of those bands was Earth, Wind & Fire. Moving to California to pursue an acting career in the late 60's, one of his friends introduced him to members of this band. Long story short, they asked Jim Brown to manage them...and he agreed. Name the band...
*This band can be somewhat defined by hard rocking rhythms, dual drummer power, very tight 3-part harmonies and success exceeding 5 decades. With more than 40,000,000 albums sold, one should wonder what took so long to get them into the Rock and Roll HOF. Name the band inducted this year...
*The main songwriter for this great band wrote this track after a particularly exhilarating 4th of July spent in New York's Central Park, where there were steel drum players, singers, dancers and jugglers. The melody of the song is based on a Beatles track...You Won't See Me. Name the band and extra credit for the song name...
Battle Of The Bands!
Warm Ways by Fleetwood Mac vs Trouble Child by Joni Mitchell
1. Sugarloaf 2. Friends of Distinction 3. Doobie Brothers 4. Chicago, Saturday In The Park
Listeners chose Joni Mitchell by a single vote