"Walking In Memphis" isn't so much about Memphis, as it is The Hollywood Cafe in Mississippi, where Marc Cohn encountered an old woman named Murial playing piano.
Hugh Laurie, star of the TV show House, had a minor hit in 2011 with "Police Dog Blues," an old Blues song from 1929.
Elton John had a huge hit duetting with Kiki Dee on "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," but he's also performed it with RuPaul and Miss Piggy.
In the song "God," Tori Amos makes the point that if there's God, there must also be a Goddess because there are no male-only species.
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
"Spoonman" by Soundgarden is about a real street performer in Seattle: Artis the Spoonman.
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
Lita talks about how they wrote songs in The Runaways, and how she feels about her biggest hit being written by somebody else.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."
The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.
"Come On Eileen" was a colossal '80s hit, but the band - far more appreciated in their native UK than stateside - released just three albums before their split. Now, Dexys is back.
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