The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
When David Bowie sings, "We like dancing and we look divine" in "Rebel Rebel," it's a reference to a famous drag queen known as Divine.
"Who Let The Dogs Out" won a Grammy. It took the award for Best Dance Recording in 2000.
Neil Diamond originally wrote "I'm A Believer" for the Country artist Eddy Arnold. He was surprised when record executive Don Kirshner passed it instead to The Monkees.
Taylor Swift's “Shake It Off” was inspired by how she'd learned to deal with all the false rumors that circulated about her. "The only thing we can control is our reaction to that ,” said Swift. "You can either let it get to you … [or] you just shake it off."
War got the idea for "Why Can't We Be Friends?" when they were traveling in Japan and found they had a kinship with the citizens even though they didn't speak the same language.
Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.
Graham Nash tells the stories behind some of his famous songs and photos, and is asked about "yacht rock" for the first time.
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
Doubt led to drive for Francis, who still isn't sure why one of Status Quo's biggest hits is so beloved.
Think you know your Bob Dylan lyrics? Take this quiz to find out.
Evelyn McDonnell, editor of the book Women Who Rock, on why the Supremes are just as important as Bob Dylan.