*We'll enjoy a track that was originally recorded in 1964 by The Four Seasons (the B-side of their #1 hit, Rag Doll) but became an even bigger hit when this band recorded and released it 3 years later. The band that recorded that version was touring with The Hollies when the track became a huge hit, going to #1 in the U.K. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song.
*This artist was not mentioned in similar light as many 'household name' performers of his prime time, but he should have been. His records usually have more of a soul and/or country feel to them, although the album track we'll play (from 1993) had a decidedly rock and roll feel to it. Originally from Indiana, this artist broke onto the music scene, moving to Nashville early in life to write music and became very well known for his great songs, name bands and artists made famous. Name the artist..
*This great song from 1973 was inspired by events leading up to the final date of thos band's U.S. tour. They had a gig lined up for a city in Tennessee and most of the band flew to the location. However two members decided to drive instead. The equipment went on the plane as well, but the airlines lost the group's founder, songwriter and vocalist's guitar. The show almost got cancelled, but ended up going on as planned. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*Is there a quintessential sensitive California singer/songwriter from the early 70's? You betcha! Not many had the influence of say, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, but this artist certainly did! This artist's first 3 albums were considered classics. The 4th and 5th, to many critics, were far less satisfying. We'll play a track from album #6 where the tracks were less philosophical, but remained as personal as his early work. Still making music today...name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Freedom Rider by Traffic vs Tunnel Of Love by Dire Straits
1. Tremeloes, Silence Is Golden
2. John Hiatt
3. Mott The Hoople, All The Way From Memphis
4. Jackson Browne
Listeners picked Traffic by a Slim 51% margin