Eddie (played by Johnny Depp in the video) found fame fleeting, but Chuck Berry's made-up musician fared better.
A song he wrote and recorded from "sheer spiritual inspiration," Allen's didn't think "Southern Nights" had hit potential until Glen Campbell took it to #1 two years later.
Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?
With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.
Taylor talks about "The Machine" - the hits, the videos and Clive Davis.
Joe talks about the challenges of of making a Duke Ellington tribute album, and tells the stories behind some of his hits.
The '60s hit "Then He Kissed Me" covered by The Beach Boys as "Then I Kissed Her."
Thanks to a Newsweek article, there was a long-standing rumor that Bob Dylan stole the song "Blowin' In The Wind."
The guy who wrote "Tell It To My Heart" owns a collection of famous baseballs, including the one that went through Bill Buckner's legs.
Ariana Grande's hit "Problem" started off as a track written by One Direction songwriter Savan Kotecha. He gave it the working title of "The Whisper Song," after a 2005 Ying Yang Twins hit.
"You Get What You Give" by The New Radicals was the first hit song to use the word "frenemies" in the lyrics.
Weezer's "Undone - The Sweater Song" was written as a sad song about depression, but listeners heard it as a funny, ironic song.