"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds was the only US #1 single by a female act between July 1956 and February 1958.
Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" borrows a bit from Don McLean's "American Pie." Both songs feature a Chevy, and are about young people who are heartbroken when their music "dies."
Al Green's "Take Me to the River" describes a baptism. Two years later, he became a reverend.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.
When Marc Cohn played "True Companion" to his girlfriend, she thought he was proposing. He wasn't, but he did eventually marry her.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."
Pete produced Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked, Meat Puppets, and a very memorable track for Roy Orbison.
The men of Sparks on their album Hippopotamus, and how Morrissey handled it when they suggested he lighten up.
Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."
The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.
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