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According to his biographer Laurence Bergreen, "Everybody's Doin' It Now" was Irving Berlin's attempt to exploit the early 20th Century dance craze in America by "writing a generic dance with a deceptively casual title".
It has also been suggested the title - and the song - is a double entendre, but Berlin himself said, "It was an idea out of the air. I wanted a dance song; everybody was doing it. I just sat down and wrote the thing as it was. It was the dance craze put to music and words."
The idea worked, and the song became "the standard tune of the dance craze". (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England)
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Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."