* We'll play a track from an artist who was born in Robbinsville, NC in 1943. Due to congenital glaucoma, he was born nearly blind and his mother took this as a sign that God was punishing her for sins, so she left him to be raised by his grandparents. His love of music led him to an absolutely incredible career, even touring with J. J. Cale as his guitarist for a bit. Known for his great blend of country and soul, he racked up 35 number one hits on country charts. Name the artist...
*This groundbreaking band from the mid-60's made great strides in the evolution of rock & roll itself, demonstrating that intelligent lyrical content could be wedded to compelling electric guitar riffs and a solid backbeat. We'll play a cut from an album that was most responsible for establishing folk-rock as a popular phenomenon. Name the band...
*This artist was born in Chicago in 1946, but the family moved to Philadelphia 3 years later...a place that groomed her musical aspirations with influences from soul and rock artists like James Brown, The Rolling Stones, The Doors and particularly, Bob Dylan. Her 4 albums in the mid-late 70's inspired a generation of female rockers. Name the artist...
*This artist had a half-decade of collaborations with Jeff Lynne as his producer, but decided to go another route for his 1994 album, enlisting Rick Rubin, the Def Jam founder who wanted to start a production career outside of hip-hop and metal in the early 90's. A great 1994 album anchored by a few musicians in his former band ensued. Name the artist and extra credit for his former band...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The Border by America vs I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better by The Byrds
1. Ronnie Milsap
3. Patti Smith
4. Tom Petty, The Heartbreakers
Listeners picked The Byrds by a 56% margin