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Blog entries by Carl Wiser
Carl WiserCarl was a disc jockey in Hartford, Connecticut when he founded Songfacts as a way to tell the stories behind the songs. You can also find him on Rock's Backpages.
Donavon FrankenreiterDonavon pulls paychecks from both surfing and music. Good thing his parents ignored his principal. Chris Barron of Spin DoctorsHow the real Little Miss Can't Be Wrong shaped his career, along with tales from Glastonbury, SNL, Woodstock, and Willie Nelson's (big inhale...) tour bus. Colin HayEstablished as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting. TiffanyThe '80s pop star on songwriting, selfies, her hit Beatles cover, and her dance moves. Eric HutchinsonThe "OK, It's Alright With Me" singer knew for years he might have Myotonic muscular dystrophy - he finally got the diagnosis. Rickie Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones on songwriting, social media, and how she's handling Trump. Def Leppard QuizCan you name Def Leppard's only #1 hit in America? Get rocked with this adrenalized quiz. Simon Kirke (Bad Company, Free)Simon tells the origin stories behind the Bad Company band name, "All Right Now," "Shooting Star," and the one they recorded at a campfire.