*We'll play a track that was written by Paul Williams...(you know the mimi-me from Smokey and The Bandit). He wrote many songs, more than a few recorded by this monster band from the late 60's, forward. We'll play a track from their 1971 album, that album being the band's 7th gold album in 3 years. The tour this band did in support of the album proved that large concert venues like Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium were quite doable, basically giving birth to the era of stadium rock. Name the band...
*This bandmember and songwriter wrote a track we'll enjoy...both music and lyrics...the latter inspired by the saying, 'The South Will Rise Again', something he first heard while visiting the South. This led him to research the Civil War. The song created a fictional main character that navigated (as a Virginia train worker) a narrative from the War throughout the song. Name the band and extra credit for the song name...
*Having stretched your musical mind...I offer you a slow pitch to knock out of the park. This terrific album from 1974 sports a cover reminiscent of a scene from the movie, The Wizard Of Oz. Name the band that did the album and extra credit for the name of the album... And then truly look forward to enjoying the track we'll share...
*Singer/songwriter royalty released an album in 1975 with a repudiation of his incredible backing band of the recent past. It. finds the artist, in a way, retreating to the past...a largely quiet, acoustic-based album. It is the sound of a terrific artist returning to his musical strengths while navigating a very personal traumatic situation, the breakdown of his marriage. Of whom...do I speak? Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Moondance by Van Morrison vs Moonshadow by Cat Stevens
1. Three Dog Night
2. The Band, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
3. Electric Light Orchestra, Eldorado
4. Bob Dylan
Battle of the Bands : Van Morrison won with 52% of votes