*This mellow song about an impending revolution was a surprise hit in the UK, where it was #1 for three weeks in the summer of 1969. The track was written by the band's drummer who got to know Pete Townshend of The Who through session work and then actually wrote a song for them that appeared on their 1967 album, The Who Sell Out in 1967. Townshend took an interest in the artist's songwriting abilities and actually assembled a band around him...one such member, jazz pianist, Andy Newman. Andy's nickname actually became part of the name of the band. Name the band and extra credit for the song we'll share...
*A track we'll play from 1993 got lyrics assistance from some quite old literature...John Keats' 1884 poem, Ode To A Nightingale and a 1934 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The title of this track from a great artist released in 1993, was lifted from the aforementioned literary classics...a song about the wonders of love. The title when combined with 'When you hold your baby tight" lends itself to a kind of doo-wop sort of reference. Name the artist and extra credit for the name of the song...
*We'll head back to 1966 to grab a song from this Northern Ohio band, the first of their 4 charting songs. The band's lead singer was also the lead singer for the band, Climax (Precious and Few) while the drummer on their first album, later formed The James Gang with Joe Walsh. Name the band, and extra credit for the name of the lead singer and drummer. Deep credit for the name of the track we'll play...
*When this artist released his first solo album, he had a bunch of help from other famous artists with whom he played together before and after the album. The song urges the subject to quit pining for his Ex and have fun in the moment.
Joining him on this song...David Crosby, Graham Nash, John Sebastion, Rita Cooledge and Priscilla Jones. Name the artist and the track in question...
Battle Of The Bands!
Peace Train by Cat Stevens vs Help Me by Joni Mitchell
1. Thunderclap Newman, Something in The Air
2. Jackson Browne, Tender is the Night
3. The Outsiders, Sonny Geraci, Jimmy Fox, Time Won’t Let Me
4. Stephen Stills, Love The One You’re With
Joni Mitchell was the winner by a single vote