*This artist was a 13-year old paperboy in New Rochelle, NY when Buddy Holly died. He learned about the plane crash when he cut into his stack of papers and saw the lead story. He wrote a song in tribute to Holly as he absolutely loved his music. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's album was also a huge influence as that song represented the turn from innocence of the '50's to the darker, more volatile times of the '60's. Name the song and the artist who wrote and performed it...
*This song, a favorite of the writer and band member that performed it, got the idea after hearing the quite long song by Bob Dylan, Ballad in Plain D, on the radio. A particular line in the song became the foundation for the track released in 1969. Quentin Tarantino used the track in his movie, Jackie Brown. Name the artist who wrote it, the song and the band that recorded it...
*1969's classic Crosby, Stills & Nash song, Wooden Ships lyrics became the inspiration and concept for this 1974 track. "If you smile at me I will understand/'Cause that is something/Everybody, everywhere does in the same language."
The track appeared on this band's 3rd album, while reaching #10 on the Billboard chart, but it has resonated throughout the decades. It is also the title track of the band's album. Name the band and the song...
*This artist did quite well in the '60's and 70's in 3 different bands, but was struggling to find success as a solo musician. He then teamed with a lyricist who had written songs for Barry Manilow, Joe Cocker and The Crusaders and the pair wrote all of the songs for his next solo album in 1980. It was the first album recorded at the studio he built in his English estate. He controlled every aspect of the album, playing all the instruments and doing his own production. Name the artist and extra credit for the album name that got him rolling as a solo artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac vs South City Midnight Lady by The Doobie Brothers
1. American Pie, Don McLean
2. Randy Bachman, Undone, The Guess Who
3. Wet Willy, Keep On Smilin’
4. Steve Winwood, Arc Of The Diver
The Doobie Brothers preferred by listeners by a 59% margin