The UK band The Lightning Seeds of "Pure" fame got their name from a misheard line in Prince's "Raspberry Beret," mistaking "thunder drowns out what the lightning sees" for "thunder drowns out the lightning seeds."
"What A Wonderful World," released in 1967 four years before Louis Armstrong died, didn't find an audience in America until 1988 when it was used in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam.
Janet Jackson wrote the lyric to "Nasty" in response to random guys calling her "baby."
Katy Perry named her fragrance "Killer Queen" after the 1974 Queen song.
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.
Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" started life in a writing session between Dr. Luke and Sacha Skarbek intended for Beyonce. However, as the song progressed, they realized that it wouldn't work for her.
Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.
Did Eric Clapton really steal George's wife? What's the George Harrison-Monty Python connection? Set the record straight with our Fact or Fiction quiz.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?
Do you know who wrote Patti Smith's biggest hit? How about the Grease theme song? See if you can match the song to the writer.