October 04th, 2021
*This artist spent the first 45 years of his life hiding, sheltering everything about his personal life from just about everyone. Something happened...the result was a brand-new album in 1988.
And we know quite a bit more about that life of his through music. A brilliant track from an equally brilliant album. Name the artist and the album name...
*Musical courtesy...this show's favorite oxymoron for today at least. The music industry can be cutthroat, but sometimes things turned out good or even better than that though. This artist was a warm-up act for Three Dog Night who recorded this song as part of their 1970 album. When the warm-up dude looked like he was going to be a success...Three Dog Night chose not to release it as a single...so as not to conflict with the start of a promising career... Name the artist and extra credit for the song...
*Toughie here...the track we'll play had many interpretations...one example...it was a repudiation of Christianity....pretty heavy. The artist sees fit not to even render his opinion of what it means. "I used to get letters back in the day, letters from English classes and different science classes telling me about the deeper interpretations that they had come up with...the meaning of life, you name it. That was always entertaining, and they caused the artist to advise that these are all way more interesting than my original impetus." A 1971 vintage hit....a 1-word song title... Name the artist and the title of the track...
*This band started out as The Creators, a Los Angles club band. First black band booked on the Sunset Strip, the band evolved into 'Nite Shift' aptly named as a member worked at a steel yard at night. They had trouble keeping the band together because members kept getting drafted to Vietnam. They eventually turned down an offer to become Otis Redding’s backup band and had to turn it down for a very unique reason. Name the band... severe extra credit if you know the reason...
Battle Of The Bands!
Bluebird by Buffalo Springfield vs Crazy Love by Poco
1. Randy Newman, Land of Dreams 2. Elton John, Your Song
3. Jonathan Edwards, Sunshine
4. War, Keyboard player was too young (age 15) to go on the road
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