* David Bowie wrote and produced a great number of songs, many of which he recorded, but also a few that went to other artists. This particular song was recorded by a struggling group at the time. They were on the verge of breakup and had alienated their record label, preventing them from doing any recording in that studio. Bowie snuck them into another studio in the middle of the night and helped them record this song by playing guitar and singing with them. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track....
*The lead vocalist of this band wrote a song that was recorded and released in 1964. He had listened to a track by the great Carl Perkins and decided to write a new song with the same title. The song is known for its inclusion of 'thumps' that the frontman of the group said was needed to promote significant audience enjoyment and participation during live performances. The effect became known as 'The Tottenham Sound". Name the band that did the song and extra credit for the name of the track...
*This artist was in the studio recording trying to come up with song ideas for his album, when Sean Lennon stopped by with his buddy, who had just turned 21 and was lamenting over how tough his generation had it. The artist who was approaching age 40 at the time (1989) commiserated with the young man, recalling hyow 21 was also a tough age for him with the Vietnam War, Civil Rights upheavals amidst other crises. This song's lyrics tackle events of which the artist's generation experienced. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll play a track from the early 60's that was this band's first single. The song was actually written by two members of the band when they were teenagers in 1958. Much of their songwriting took place while skipping school together.
The track was written about one of the artist's girlfriend at the time, a Miss Iris Caldwell. Name the band, the songwriters and extra credit for the name of the song.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Fever by Van Morrison vs We Didn’t Start The Fire by Billy Joel
1Mott the Hopple, All The Young Dudes
2. Dave Clark Five, Glad All Over
3. Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start The Fire
4. The Beatles, Love Me Do
Listeners picked Billy Joel by a 53% margin
Leave a Reply.