*Back in 1968 2 songwriters of this great band wrote a song in reaction to the murders of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. The song message? A simple missive calling for unity and understanding. All this while the Vietnam war was waging and protests mounting. Name the band, the songwriters of the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*Whoever named this band back in the day (they formed in 1967) was either lucky or prescient. The only thing about the group that hasn't changed since it formed is the rhythm section of the band members whose names played a huge role in the naming of the band. Name the band and the band members...
*Hoyt Axton, largely seen as a country artist, wrote some great songs in his career, One of those tracks was written for an animated TV special called The Happy Song, but it never materialized. Undeterred, Axton pitched the song to a band he was opening for on tour. The band didn't think too much of it when they recorded it, but they tacked it on to their album at the time as they needed one more song for completion. It ended up being a huge #1 hit. Name the band that recorded it and the song itself...
*This Canadian artist was basically a country traditionalist on her early albums evoking the spirit and talents of Patsy Cline. Her songwriting later on moved into a more impressionistic direction with her albums from the 1990's and forward. Name the artist...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Sweet Thing by Mick Jagger vs Take It Away by Paul McCartney
1. The Rascals, Eddie Brigati & Felix Cavaliere, People Got to Be Free
2. Fleetwood Mac, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie
3. Three Dog Night, Joy To The World
4. k. d. lang
Listeners picked Paul McCartney by a 54% margin