*Back in the 60's this artist was not only pursuing a music career, but countered that with an equal pursuit of religion...not your typical rock story from the day. Some took his band's next hit as semi-religious, something that certainly did not diminish its considerable success. The year was 1969. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...you're on your own...unless you have a committee to solve these (like the Basch's)...
*The frontman of this 60's band used a Rickenbacker guitar to pioneer epic changes on the rock landscape. Add to that the incredible influences he provided to contemporaries and acolytes alike...as many did back when his band broke up...he went solo. Some of his best work came in 1991...which we'll play this evening. Name the artist...
*This band was a most highly regarded rock group that only achieved what one might call...moderate success, charting 11 albums in the U.S. between 1968 and 1977. Their 1970 album is without question the most far-out album and not coincidentally, their most popular. Name this California band that broke up in 1997 with the tragic passing of its frontman...
*One of the strange things about this artist's 90's success is that it relied almost entirely on covers and new versions of classic hits. Having not released an album of new material between his 1989 and 1998 albums led many to such a conclusion. He did, however, chart 2 exceptional new heart-rendering hits during that time. Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Hey Jude by Beatles vs Tiny Dancer by Elton John
1. Tommy James & The Shondells, Crystal Blue Persuasion
2. Roger McGuinn
4. Eric Clapton
Battle of the Bands : Elton John won with 52% of votes