* This artist was no stranger to battles with record labels and departed DreamWorks after the release of his 5th solo album. As it turns out, the label Fantasy Records, with whom he had so much angst and despair while a member of a band, was sold to Concord Records. Concord sought to make amends and quickly signed the artist to the label allowing him to embrace and play all of his music. Name the artist and his former band...
*This rocker of a song was first included on Elton John's 1972 album but was featured often in his earlier concert performances. He continued to play it at many of his later concerts. Starting with a strong melodic slice of Americana, it eventually accelerates into a fervent rave up. The song eventually resolves into an authentic sounding revival gospel-driven number steeped from within a decidedly Yankee tradition. The track itself...easily one of the most musically complicated works of John's career. Name the song...
*We'll play a track originally recorded by The Turtles, who released it on their first album earlier in the year, 1965...the same year another artist released it. It was a protest song as many were in the day and many radio stations refused to play it because of its anti government lyrics. The upside to this controversy, however...it piqued interest in the song, sending it to #1 on the U.S. charts. Name the song and the artist who took it to #1...
*This song is about understanding or lack of it actually. Originally written for Nina Simone who recorded it in 1964, her rendition is slow and soulful. But this band took the song a year later and made it a big hit. The band's lead singer came by the song honestly, claiming that no one understood him...his Mom, his Dad, his School Teachers and even a couple of women that he married. Name the song and the band that made it famous...
Battle Of The Bands!
Never Been To Spain by Three Dog Night vs Mrs Robinson by Simon & Garfunkel
1. John Fogerty, Credence Clearwater Revival
2. Burn Down the Mission
3. Eve of Destruction, Barry McGuire
4. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, The Animals
Simon & Garfunkel was the winner with 52% of the votes