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The line "Andy, you're a dandy, you don't seem to make no sense" refers to Andy Warhol.
Although written by the Monkees, the songwriting credit lists Hank Cicalo as the only composer. It was The Monkees' way of thanking him for helping them put together their album and dealing with their antics. Cicalo was able to buy a new house with the profits he made from sales of Headquarters thanks to his credit.
The nonsensical lyrics that begin the song are based on part of Bill Cosby's "A Nut In Every Car" routine from his first album. (thanks, Sean - Chicago, IL, for all above)
"Nevermind the furthermore, the plea is self defense" is a line from the Broadway musical Oklahoma. (thanks, Drew - Crystal Lake, IL)
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
The man who created Yacht Rock with "Sailing" wrote one of his biggest hits while on acid.
This all-female group of country rockers were on their way to stardom in the '00s, with a Starbucks deal and major label backing.