*Described as a more radio-friendly version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or The Allman Brothers, this Southern band hit the upper reaches of the charts during the late 70's. Starting in the early 70's and created from the remnants of two groups, they were a studio house band that elevated their game and popularity. 3 albums in the first 3 years did little for them, but in 1976 they started anew and had a breakout album in 1978. Name the band...
*This legendary artist got his start as a DJ on a Memphis radio station. He played a 1951 track often...the subject of which was about moving on from a relationship gone bad. The DJ turned musician would go on to play and record this song more than a few times over the next 2 decades. That said he didn't ever feel great about any of those efforts. A producer he hooked up with later suggested he record the song with strings. He did and that was the version that became a huge hit. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the track...
*We'll go back to 1964 for a track about a guy who goes to Mexico and enjoys the company of a young lady whose boyfriend, Jose, is one bad dude. The story ends with our character escaping out the window, lucky to live to tell the tale. The songwriting team of Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart wrote the song for this band. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song....
*The characters of this popular track from 1977 are all cronies of the infamous Andy Warhol Factory, as was the artist who recorded it. The track was worded so straight folks could miss out on the implications of the lyrics without being offended, while very much leaning in appeal to the gay community. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the track...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Hello It’s Me by Todd Rundgren vs Hold On by Santana
1. Atlanta Rhythm Section
2. B. B. King, The Thrill is Gone
3. Come A Little Bit Closer, Jay & the Americans
4. Lou Reed, Walk On The Wild Side
Battle of the Bands : Santana won with 52% of votes