Written Assignment #3 – Choir Level 1

Our third assignment is to answer the following questions. This will take a little research on the internet.
Give me some background information on the song “Seven Bridges Road” by The Eagles
Post your answer as a comment, email it to me, or bring me a hard copy. Your answer should be in paragraph form and should follow the rubric that is posted on my teacher page.  The assignment is worth 10 points.
This is Due Monday September 8, 2014 by 11:59 pm.

arolniak@champscharter.org

25 thoughts on “Written Assignment #3 – Choir Level 1

  1. The writer of this song is Steve Young. He wrote it in the early 1960’s when he was temporary staying in Alabama. He wasn’t sure people would like it because they couldn’t really relate to it. He played at a local bar and they loved, but Young thought it was just because they lived around where the name of the song was.Young’s producer didn’t want original songs on the album but the guitarist of the band said they needed it,it was ready, and it sounded good. He ended up releasing it 2 different times on 2 separate albums. People really liked it. In 1981 at an interview he said ” … it was just a song about a girl and a road in south Alabama”.

  2. The song Seven Bridges Road was written by Steve Young. It was recorded for his album Rocks,Salt and Nails in 1969. His inspiration came from his friends when they showed him a road that you had to take seven bridges to get to. It took years to finally complete the song and it was first performed in Montgomery. It has been covred by many artist such as The Eagles, Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton and many more.

  3. Seven Bridges Road was written by the country singer, Steve Young in 1969 for his album, Rock Salt and Nails. It has been covered many times but the most famous is the five-part harmony arrangement by Iian Matthews, recorded by the Eagles in 1980. Young supposedly wrote the song to describe how he felt while walking down Seven Bridges Road in Montgomery, Alabama. The road consists of seven bridges you must cross. It is described as having Spanish miss hanging from the trees, old farms with old fences, graveyards, churches and streams.

  4. “Seven Bridges Road” is a song written by American musician, Steve Young. He recorded it for his new album coming out in the late 1960’s. It is a very famous song that has been covered by many artists. He was inspired to write it from his temporary stay in Alabama, and his friends told him to visit Seven Bridges road which was a dirt road that people came to park and watch, to get away from life back home, or to get stoned. The road included 7 bridges, old farms with old fences, graveyards, a few churches, and streams. He was inspired to make this song since had had visited the road.

  5. The song is written by a country singer named Steve Young for his album Rock Salt and Nails. The name Seven Bridges Road was inspired by a road that would take you to a dirt road. You would have to cross seven bridges and Steven and his friends thought they had named the area seven bridges road when actually it had that name for several hundred years. All this was taken place in Montgomery, Alabama during the 1960s. People would go to the seven bridges to just hang out and get away from everything.

  6. The writer of “seven bridges road” was
    Steve young and it was released in 1969 and recorded 1969. It’s genre is country. The length of the video is 3:22. Last but not least the producers name is Paul tannen.

  7. The “Seven Bridges Road” is Woodley Road in Montgomery, Alabama. This song describes the emotions the singer feels as he travels the road, which does have 7 bridges and moss covered trees.
    This was written and originally recorded by the Country singer Steve Young in 1969 on his debut album Rock Salt & Nails. It is Young’s most famous song. (thanks, William – Sebastian, FL)
    According to issue 338 of Goldmine magazine, the Eagles didn’t want to do a live album, but Joe Smith, who worked for their label, kept trying to convince them to do one. The band finally agreed to record some shows in 1980, but at the last minute threatened to cancel unless Smith could answer a trivia question, which he did: “Who were the four 20-game winners on the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff in 1971?” Answer: Mike Cuellar, Pat Dobson, Dave McNally and Jim Palmer.

  8. Steve Young wrote the song “Seven Bridges Road”. The song was recorded in 1969 for one of his albums named “Rock Salt & Nails”. Since his recording, there have been many covers of his song. One of the many covers was by the Eagles and it had such a positive response, it is still playing on classic rock stations even after 30 years. Many people feel like they are there with Young as he explains in detail what he is experiencing with his eyes in song format. Even though the song was written for his “Rock Salt & Nails” album, it was not included in it.

    (My paragraph includes 6 sentences. I used these websites: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Bridges_Road http://www.americansongwriter.com/2007/11/behind-the-song-seven-bridges-road-written-by-steve-young/ http://www.songplaces.com/Seven_Bridges_Road/Woodley_Road_Montgomery_Alabama )

  9. “Seven Bridges Road” was originally written and recorded by Steve Young in 1969 for his album Rock Salt&Nails. THe song was inspired by Woodley Road in Montgomery, Alabama. However it took a few years to be completed because Young had many mixed feelings regarding wether or not the song was relatable, or good. THe Eagles covered it basically replicating the 1973 version by Iain Matthews. “Seven Bridges Road” became the Eagles’ warm up song in the locker rooms before singing in a stadium. Eventually it became their opening song. When it was released as a single it became #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was the third Eagles song to appear on Billboard C&W chart reaching number 55. When Steve Young heard the Eagles’ version, he didn’t like it. He thought it was “too gospel and bluegrassy,” but eventually the cover of his hit grew on him.

  10. The song “Seven Bridges Road” was first written by Steve Young in 1969. This song has been performed by many artist other than the Eagles. The Eagles recored this song in 1980. This song was originally inspired to to Steve Young from a group of friends that one day showed him a road that led out of town into the country, as you where going through this “road” there was in total “seven bridges” that you had to cross to get there. This story was actually every interesting to me, now when we sing it i actually know what they are singing about (:

  11. “Seven Bridges Road” is actually a song written by Steve Young in 1969. The Eagles officially recorded the song in 1980, although many groups and artist performed and recorded it in their own ways other than them. The song is based on Woodley Road in Montgomery, AL. Woodley Road led out of a town into the country. On this “road,” there were seven bridges for the traveler to pass to get to their destination. At first, they just sang the song together as a warm-up, but it soon caught on and they performed it as their opening song any times.

  12. The writer of this song is Steve Young. He wrote it in the early 1960’s when he was temporary staying in Alabama. He wasn’t sure people would like it because they couldn’t really relate to it. He played at a local bar and they loved, but Young thought it was just because they lived around where the name of the song was.Young’s producer didn’t want original songs on the album but the guitarist of the band said they needed it,it was ready, and it sounded good. He ended up releasing it 2 different times on 2 separate albums. People really liked it. In 1981 at an interview he said ” … it was just a song about a girl and a road in south Alabama”.

  13. The song Seven Bridges Road was written by Steve Young for the album Rock Salt and Nails. He go his inspiration for the song while he was in Alabama. He took a walk down Woodly Road which had seven bridges you needed to cross to reach your destiniation. At first the song was used as a warm up, but after they preformed it, it because popular. The song was released in 1969 and has been covered by many musicians, but none of the covers are as good as the original.

  14. Steve Young is the writer of the song. The song is part of their album that’s called “Rock Salt and Nails”. He was at Alabama and got his inspiration to write the song. He crossed the Woodly Road Which involves 7 bridges. That is where he got his tittle and I think some of the lyrics. The bang performed the song and surprisingly it became a huge hit. Later on, the song was released in the 1960’s.

  15. The background info I found out about “Seven Bridges Road” is. It was originally written by Steve Young. He said he got the idea during a sojourn in Montgomery Alabama in the early 1960s. Young stated ” a group of Friends showed me a road that led out of town… After you have crossed seven bridges, you found yourself out on a country in a dirt road. That’s how he got the Idea..

  16. Seven Bridges Road was written by Steve Young. He recorded it for his album Rocks,Salt and Nails in 1969. The thought for this song came from his friends when they showed him a road that you had to take seven bridges to get to. It took years to finally complete the song and it was first performed in Montgomery. It was covered by many artist such as The Eagles, Eddy Arnold, Dolly Parton and much more.

  17. Steven Young wrote the song Seven Bridges Road. It was recorded in 1969. He was inspired after he was with a group of friends who showed him road that led out of town. After you crossed seven bridges you found yourself out in the country on a dirt road. The song was written for his album Rocks, Salt, and Nails. Many famous artists have covered the song such as Dolly Parton and Eddy Arnold.

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