*This 1970 track from a Brit band is all about a man who is unhappy with the modern world. He is looking to escape the problems created by his fellow human beings, so he plans a journey away from home, where he can live like the subject of the song's title. Name the band and the title of this 1970 track...one that appeared in the 1986 Robin Williams movie, Club Paradise...
*During the recording of this 1979 album and specifically this song, the band did some 70 takes of it...trying to achieve the right feel the band's leader felt it deserved. It got so tedious that the guitar player (and co-writer of the track) ultimately just walked out of the studio, leaving the project for a few days, claiming he just had a mental breakdown. This great album held down the #2 position in the US for 7 straight weeks...being held out of the #1 slot by Pink Floyd's, The Wall. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*In 1974 this great band's frontman wrote a breakup song in which the man is regretting his decision. Despite writing the track and handling many of the group's lead vocals, another member sang lead. The song portended a shift in the band's musical style, as they began recording more ballads and relying less on horns. Carl Wilson, Dennis Wilson and Al Jardine, all of The Beach Boys sang backup on this track. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song that was this band's 3rd track to reach #1 on the Adult Contemporary Charts...
*This exceptional artist played a pivotal part in at least two of the major musical movements of the classic rock era. He started his professional career with a band that helped pioneer the British Invasion. The other band in question helped usher in the transition from hippie folk-rock to the reflective singer/songwriters of the 70's. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the ground-breaking bands...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Blue Bayou by Linda Ronstadt vs Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison
1. Kinks, Apeman
2. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Refugee
3. Chicago, Wishing You Were Here
4. Graham Nash, Hollies, Crosby, Stills & Nash
Battle of the Bands : Linda Ronstadt won with 54% of votes