* This song, a duet, was released in 1987. First choices to team up with the singer were either Barbara Streisand or Whitney Houston, but both decided against participating. No worries, as another vocalist was recruited, who did not know she would be singing the song until the day of the recording session. She also co-wrote another track with Quincy Jones on the same album. Name the artist and the song...
*This artist started covering songs that inspired and impacted him while growing up in the Dallas, Texas area, absorbing blues, soul, New Orleans music and some early rock and roll. The inspiring artists? Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Lennon & McCartney to name a few. Not a fan of his own singing voice early on...well...let's just say he did not have such a problem the more he recorded. Name the artist...
*By the time he started recording the album we'll play from later today, this artist had already achieved commercial success as a solo artist and producer. He also became dissatisfied with other musicians that played with him which led to the decision of recording the entire album by himself using multi-tracking. That made him a pioneer back in 1972. Did it make any difference? Not really...
*A song we'll play is all about what it's like to be famous. This artist recruited John Lennon, who helped write this song, coming up with the title and also singing background parts in a 'high' voice. They had met each other less than a year prior to the recording, at a party thrown by Elizabeth Taylor. Lennon was one of the artist's idols and they became good friends...Name the artist and extra credit for the song title...
Battle Of The Bands!
Out Of Sight by James Brown vs Mustang Sally by Wilson Pickett
1. Siedah Garnett accompanied Michael Jackson on I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
2. Boz Scaggs 3. Todd Rundgren 4. David Bowie, Fame
Listeners picked Wilson Pickett by an overwhelming margin with 60% of the votes