*After a remarkable string of hits through 1969, this band released its fourth album in less than 18 months. It sold well, got to #8 on one of the Billboard charts and the entire album consisted primarily of songs written by some of rock music's best, but as yet unheralded, composers. It also yielded the group's first number 1 hit, a track written by Randy Newman. We'll play a track from that album written by Paul Williams. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll venture back to 1965 for one of the most gut-wrenching songs on record. It's about a man who tries to hide his pain, but cannot conceal his feelings from crying so much. It is a Motown hit that Berry Gordy has claimed to be the very best by this artist. Name the artist and the song from back in 1965.
*One of the name band members of this group wrote a song inspired by Buddhist belief that life is a wheel and we get on and get off...just like life energy that gets recycled. Additionally inspiration for the track came from a 'real life' experience as he was riding on a friend's sailboat. He felt like he could immediately sail a boat even if he had not previously done so. Name the artist (songwriter), the band and the name of the song from 1970.
*Timothy Leary was a psychologist who became famous for experimenting with LSD as a way to promote social interaction and raise consciousness. He experimented on himself and others as well, but the government cracked down on LSD and arrested Leary. In 1969, Leary decided to run for Governor of California and asked this particular artist to write a song for him. The original title of the song became Leary's campaign slogan, but his bid failed epically. The song became a classic with its shortened title. Name the artist who wrote the song and extra credit for the name of the track.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Tracks Of My Tears by Smokey Robinson vs I Say A Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin
#1 Three Dog Night, Out In The Country
#2 Smokey Robinson, Tracks Of My Tears
#3 David Crosby, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Deja Vu
#4 John Lennon, Come Together
Aretha won by a couple of votes