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David Gilmour (Only Music, 1987): "'Learning to Fly' is about breaking free and the actual mechanics of learning to fly an airplane." (thanks, Mike - Mountlake Terrace, Washington)
Gilmour is a pilot. He owns a company called Intrepid Aviation. (thanks, John - Waterville, MI)
The dubbed over voice of pilots talking is actually a recording of drummer Nick Mason during a flying lesson. According to his book Inside Out, both Mason and Gilmour were terrified of flying but eventually got their pilot Licenses. (thanks, Josh - Sarnia, Canada)
Petula talks about her hits "Downtown" and "Don't Sleep In The Subway," and explains her Michael Jackson connection.
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."
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons