*A quite personal song for this artist...he started writing it in the summer of 1974 at a farm he'd recently purchased after finishing up a tour with The Band. It deals with the changes he was going through, including his marriage falling apart. This particular track was oftentimes introduced on stage by saying it took "Ten years to live and two years to write". Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This band released a follow-up album in 1973 on the heels of some really excellent work of their two previous albums. While not as popular as their predecessors, the title trackof this album...excellent in its own right...kind of has an ingredient or two based on a guitar riff reminiscent of the then popular Deep Purple hit 'Smoke On The Water." The rhythm section playing on this song came from the heralded Muscle Shoals bank of excellent studio artists. The original line-up of this great band lasted 2 years in the late 60's...with different personnel in the 70's. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
*This artist was in a group in the early 60's and wrote this song after leaving them and prior to teaming up with a 'pre-famous' John Denver. The song became a Top 5 charting hit largely due to collaboration with a couple of Fleetwood Mac members who were riding a high of their own. Name the artist, the song and the Fleetwood Mac members he teamed up with for this song...
*This band recorded a song in 1966, one that was written by Graham Gouldman, who went on to form the band 10cc. Gouldman was only 19 when he wrote the song, but had also already written 3 great songs for The Yardbirds. The song itself is about a couple who meet one rainy day at a public place. They share an umbrella and love blooms as a result. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song...
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Jack And Diane by John Mellencamp vs Back On The Chain Gang by The Pretenders
1. Bob Dylan, Tangled Up In Blue
2. Traffic, Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory
3. John Stewart, Gold, Lindsay Buckingham, Stevie Nicks
The Pretenders won with 52% of the votes