*We'll enjoy a track from 1983 by an artist known for his dark humor. It hit the charts right in the middle of the 1984 Summer Olympics in California and had a rather strong Beach Boys/Brian Wilson influence. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*Going back to its release in 1970, this track became the title of the band's 3rd album. Oddly enough, the track was not included on that album because the band just didn't like the way it sounded at the time. 2 years later...they brought it back and it became a rather large hit for them. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*Back in the 70's, this artist started his quite successful musical career around the same time as did Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp...two artists that tended to keep him from the spotlight and fame that he would ultimately achieve. Springsteen had the fawning support of the New York-based media while Mellencamp embraced high-profile political causes like Farm Aid and married a beautiful model. Name the U.S. artist that did not have any of the previously mentioned marketing advantages, but would go on to release some exceptional music for decades that followed...
*We will play one of the longest songs ever released by this incredible band. It ran 7 minutes and 14 seconds, but the lead singer's work was completed in the first 2:45 as the groove played out over the next four-and-a-half minutes. The jam has a distinct Santana influence. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the track...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Waiting for the Sun by The Doors vs It Keeps You Running by The Doobie Brothers
1. Randy Newman, I Love L.A.
2. The Doors, Waiting for the Sun
3. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
4. Rolling Stones, Can’t You Hear Me Knocking?
Battle of the Bands : Doobie Brothers won with 61% of votes