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"Kashmir" is the only Led Zeppelin song to use outside musicians, as it needed strings and horns.
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Sarah McLachlan wrote "Angel" about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.
"Veronica" was inspired by Elvis Costello's grandmother, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease.
Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.
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