*We'll play a song early on from a group originally named Thee Sixpence that evolved into a three word name that better suited their psychedelic look. The band's original keyboard player came up with the name, He borrowed the first word from a Beatles song (a fruity name) and completed it with a noisy two-word object that was in his bedroom of the guest house where the band rehearsed. The song ended up going to #1 in the U.S. with lead vocals sung by a 16 year old they brought in for just this track. Name the band and extra credit for the name of the song that reached #1...
*Back in 1971, this great song from an even greater album, reflected on how friends can be just as important as family...when someone is in need. The track was inspired by the song, Fire and Rain by the great James Taylor, who also recorded the song himself. A very special female artist provided backing vocals on both recordings of the song. Name the original artist, the song and backing vocals artist on both versions...
*When this singer/songwriter/guitarist began to get widespread attention, he didn't fit the mold of the stereotypical blues artist. He was young, trim and didn't seem to carry the world-weary, almost down-and-out aura that so many of the genre's performers possess. His inspirations/idols if you will were all over the place...Sam Cooke, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Howlin' Wolf and Ray Charles. Another great one, Otis Redding inspired him to create a sound that included the great Memphis Horns. Name the artist...
*The origin of one of the final tracks we'll share this evening...The artist penned this song as a prayer to see him through the period when a debilitating cocaine addiction had him flirting with fascism and black magic. He saw the signals of distress and it was his call for help. The year was 1976 and this great British artist went on to quite the career. Name the artist...extra credit for the name of the song...
Battle Of The Bands!
Tired of Waiting for You by The Kinks vs You Showed Me by The Turtles
1. Strawberry Alarm Clock, Incense and Peppermints
2. Carole King, You’ve Got A Friend, Joni Mitchell
3. Robert Cray
4. David Bowie, Word On A Wing
The Kinks were the winners with 53% of votes