*Back in 1972, a gent by the name of Elliot Randall, who was not a member of the band in the studio at the time, stopped by on an invite from an existing member while they were recording the track we'll enjoy this evening. One thing led to another and he ended up playing the guitar solo, marking the first time of many, the band would use studio musicians. By their 4th album, nearly every player was a studio musician. Randall would go on to play on 2 additional albums by the band. Name the band and of course, extra credit for the name of the track...
*Born and raised in west suburban Maywood, Illinois, this artist was a prominent member of Chicago's folk revival in the early 70's. Not merely a gifted musician, but a masterful storyteller as well...bringing light to heavy topics of love, life and current events. Working part-time as a mailman and some of the clubs all around Chicago, he was discovered by a young journalist named Roger Ebert, who gave him his 1st ever review in the Chicago Sun Times and it was quite popular. Name the artist...
*We'll play a song from 1967 that is all about Marianne Faithfull, the British singer/actress who had a most famous romance with Mick Jagger at one time. Additionally, she dated the singer/guitarist of this band for a short time. 'Marianne' was then altered to the character name of the track, so it would not be totally obvious. The band kept it a secret until 1995, when a key member of the band spilled the beans in a documentary. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*In 1968, this keyboardist was fine-tuning a career in music that was about to take a giant step forward. The song we'll enjoy was written with that intent in mind. But he did not release it until he joined this band in 1969 and he shared with the rest of the band a song that was perfect for them. The track was included on the group's 1969 album, but was not released as a single until 1970 with a slower pace, a different key and a string section. It became one of, if not the most well-known ballads the band ever had. Name the artist, the band he joined and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Spare Me A Little Of Your Love by Fleetwood Mac vs The Joker by Steve Miller Band
1. Steely Dan, Reelin’ in the Years
2. John Prine
3. Hollies, Carrie-Ann
4. David Gates, Bread, It Don’t Matter To Me
Battle of the Bands : Steve Miller Band won with 53% of votes