The "electrical bananas" in the Donovan song "Mellow Yellow" were vibrators.
When Petula Clark reached #1 in the US with "Downtown" in 1965, she became the first female singer from England to hit #1 in the US during the Rock Era (after 1955).
"True" by Spandau Ballet is about chief songwriter Gary Kemp's unrequited love for Altered Images singer and Gregory's Girl star Clare Grogan.
Adele isn't a ghost when she sings, "Hello from the other side" - it means the "other side of becoming an adult."
Keith Richards did some studio alchemy on "Street Fighting Man," which is all acoustic except the bass.
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is set in Los Angeles, as he mentions Reseda, Mulholland and Ventura Boulevard.
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write the blues.
They sang about pink torpedoes and rocking you tonight tonight, but some real lyrics are just as ridiculous. See if you can tell which lyrics are real and which are Spinal Tap in this lyrics quiz.
Their frontman (Chris Cornell) started out as their drummer, so Soundgarden takes a linear approach when it comes to songwriting. Kim explains how they do it.
If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.
There are no more rock stars - the last one died in 1994.
One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.
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