*This artist started off at the age of 10 playing keyboards for gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and then on to Ray Charles' touring band. That led to stints playing with two great bands (one British, one American) in the late 60's, early 70's, prior to pursuit of a solo career that garnered him five, Top Ten hits. Name the artist...
*This well-known British artist composed a ballad, sung from the point of view of an aging farmer who survived the worst winter in 14 years. The farmer pays tribute to his loyal wife, who stayed by his side throughout that winter and all others. While the subject matter is truly distant from the artist's real life, the song holds a warm place in his heart. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the 1971 classic...
*The Ronettes were a group on the rise in the mid-60's. They had a song written for them, one of the co-writers was Phil Spector. They would go on to record it first in 1966. 3 years later, this band that also had a great relationship with Spector, got a hold of it and made their version a big hit. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
*This popular British band formed in 1972 released a single from their 5th album in 1976, an atypical love song. It wasn't giddy with joy or tinged with heartbreak, but was much more grounded, championing compromise and communication. The guy in the song mans up and wants to call his girl, but the phone lines are down due to weather. Undeterred, he walks through rain and snow all in the name of love. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart vs The Weight by The Band
1. Billy Preston
2. Rod Stewart, Mandolin Wind
3. Beach Boys, I Can Hear Music
4. 10cc, The Things We Do For Love
Battle of the Bands : The Band won with 62% of votes