*The year was 1989 and the oft-used expression, 'Hey, we're puttin' the band back together' became a reality. The original 5-member 1968 lineup of this great band did just that. Call it what you want, but many place this band in a 'Country Rock' niche. The great thing about this reunion...the singing is impeccable, the playing awesome and unlike many reunion projects of this kind, the songs are as good as any the group previously recorded. Name the band...
*This group's leader was led by an artist who became a secretary at Motown when she couldn't get an audition to sing. One of her duties was singing lyrics to new songs onto tapes so backup singers could learn the words. This led to fill-in work as a backup singer, where she ultimately impressed Motown executives with her talent. She convinced them to hire her former bandmates and let them record as a trio. They provided back up singing to Marvin Gaye at the start before Motown let them record on their own. Name the group and the group's leader...
*This band's debut album in 1971 is a folk-rock classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg...but we would be remiss if we didn't acknowledge the group's obvious stylistic touchstone, Crosby, Stills & Nash. The harmonies, the active use of strummed acoustic guitar arrangements are everywhere one turns on this opening album. Name the band and the name of the album...
*We'll head back to 1967 for an iconic track from an album that has an 'oddly dreamlike or unreal quality'. Perhaps a trademark song of the psychedelia music movement of the day, this track was inspired by something the artist had just read. From the hypnotic guitar work in the slow-march start to the truly epic music to follow...you might find yourself singing along to this one. Name the group, the singer, the song and extra credit if you can name the inspiration behind the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Only You Know And I Know by Dave Mason vs No Matter What by Badfinger
2. Martha & the Vandellas, Martha Reeves
3. America, America
4. Jefferson Airplane, Grace Slick, White Rabbit
Badfinger was the winner with 53% of the votes