*This American Midwestern artist released a song from an album in 1978 that was not issued in the States, but actually became a top ten hit upon its release in Australia. One year later it did get released in the U.S.. becoming the 1st U.S. hit for the artist on the Billboard Hot 100 later that year. The song is about a friend of the artist who was depressed and essentially living in his bedroom. Name the artist and extra credit if you can name the track...
*This American artist had some quite prolific years of production in the 70's and 80's with plenty to say...all with sensitivity and poetic candor that was his stock-in-trade so to speak. After that, albums didn't come around that often anymore, so when his 4th album of this millennium was issued in 2021, it was something to behold. Name the artist who is defined as one of the voices of the boomer generation...
*Although this rocking number was first included on this artist's 1972 album, it has been featured as the zenith of his live performances prior to said release...remaining as a concerta staple throughout his career. The song begins as a strong slice of Americana, but eventually unfurls to an accelerated fervent rave up. It evolves into an authentic sounding revival gospel-driven number steeped in tradition. Name the artist and extra credit for the song's name...
*This great American band's 2nd album in 1968 pretty well sums up the bona fide blend of amplified late-60's electric rhythm and blues, with an expressed emphasis on loose and limber boogie-woogie. The band used a drone instrument, which gave the song a psychedelic feel. One of the band's members had gained knowledge of Eastern music after studying the Veena (an Indian stringed instrument) while attending UCLA. Name the band and extra credit for the track, arguably the band's greatest hit....
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Burn Down the Mission by Elton John vs Best Of My Love by The Eagles
1. John Mellencamp, I Need a Lover
2. Jackson Browne
3. Elton John, Burn Down the Mission
4. Canned Heat, On the Road Again
Listeners picked The Eagles by a 52% margin