*The Everly Brothers had some talented musicians in their backing band throughout. One such member recommended and brought in legendary studio guitarist Waddy Wachtel to play. Phil Everly asked the two of them to write a song based on a 1935 horror movie he'd just seen. They wrote it in 1975, but it didn't become a huge hit until it was released in 1978 on an album by one of the writers of the track. Name the song and the artist that wrote it and made it a huge hit...
*This great band's 18th album in 1994 sounded both familiar (but fresh) to some of their earlier work, despite the fact that the trio they were was now a duo. It sounded like some of their old music but the freshness came courtesy of string arrangements by Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller and vocal assistance by the late Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the album...
*The search for peace and happiness is often a theme in any number of songs. Considering that this song had such themes in 1970 suggests that those themes just may be appropriate at any time. The artist, Jimmy Cliff was the 1st to record this track, getting up to #8 in the UK charts before this British artist released his version, one that would become his 1st hit in America. Name the song and the artist that made it famous...
* With his multi-instrumentalist chops, inimitably raspy vocals, and a decade-plus of top session and production work behind him, this artist had, by the mid-1970's, established himself as one of the leading purveyors of root-rock, Americana music. His 1975 album would certainly enhance that legacy. Name the artist who was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1942 and enjoyed a 60-year career...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett vs Wild World by Cat Stevens
1. Werewolves of London, Warren Zevon
2. America, Hourglass
3. Wild World, Cat Stevens
4. Leon Russell
Cat Stevens won the battle by a single vote