*This British band back in the 60's recorded a great many songs written by someone else other than existing band members. This song changed that. The group got together and started throwing ideas around and decided that they had the collective talent to indeed write songs. For this one, going through a boatload of ideas, inspiration was found as they started talking about love affairs and how relationships of the heart had ups and downs and went round and round. Shortly thereafter, they had everything for what would become a big hit for them in 1967. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This popular American band released this 1971 song that shows the narrator ruminating about overseas locales that he has never visited, but about which he feels he has some proxy experience, primarily via the music, but also due to other presumed highlights found there. He then loosely compares his own actual travels to these more worldly spots. Name the bands and extra credit for the name of the track...
*One of the great Summer jobs back in my college days was something The LooneyMan actually did...Camp Counselor. A similar experience by the frontman of this popular 60's band inspired one of their most famous songs. Said inspiration came from the pair of sisters he met one Summer. Both girls were appealing in their own ways, but it was clear that he was headed for a time of decision...which girl to choose. The track got to #2 on the charts, but was held out of the 1st spot by The Rolling Stones and Paint It Black. Name the band, their frontman and extra credit for the name of the song...
*An album released in 1974 found this North American band taking a rather jazzy turn in a different direction from the guitar-soaked sound the group had mined to popularity for several years. They moved one of the band's leaders and his piano more to the front of the mix on this song.. Although the track did not chart, one from that album did. That song included a clip or two from a famous DJ. Name the band and real extra credit if you can name 1 or both of the songs...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night vs Where Do the Children Play? by Cat Stevens
1. Hollies, On A Carosel
2. Three Dog Night, Never Been to Spain
3. Lovin’ Spoonful, John Sebastian, Did You Ever Have to Make up Your Mind?
4. Guess Who, Star Baby, Burton Cummings, Clap for the Wolfman
Battle of the Bands : Cat Stevens won with 50.5% of votes