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This talks about numerous music stars who died too young. First verse: "Jimi gave us rainbows" is Jimi Hendrix. "Janis took a piece of our hearts" is Janis Joplin. "Otis took us all to the dock of the bay" is Otis Redding. "Remember Jim that way" is Jim Morrison. Second verse: "Jimmy touched us with that song" is Jim Croce. "Bobby gave us 'Mack the Knife'" is Bobby Darin.
The Righteous Brothers broke up in 1969 to pursue solo careers, but re-united and recorded this, which was a surprise hit. (thanks, Cynthia - Ottawa, Canada, for above 2)
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Ozzy, Guns N' Roses, Judas Priest and even Michael Bolton show up in this Classic Metal quiz.
Martyn Ware of Heaven 17
Martyn talks about producing Tina Turner, some Heaven 17 hits, and his work with the British Electric Foundation.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.