Howard explains his positive songwriting method and how uplifting songs can carry a deeper message.
Bob was the bass player and lyricist for the first two Ozzy Osbourne albums. Here's how he wrote songs like "Crazy Train" and "Mr. Crowley" with Ozzy and Randy Rhoads.
One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.
Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.
Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.
The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.
"Babylon," in David Gray's song, refers to London, which was once known as the "modern-day Babylon."
"Take On Me" was just a minor hit in Norway until a new version was released with the iconic video, making it a global smash.
Every film star mentioned in Madonna's "Vogue" has since died. The last was Lauren Bacall, who passed away in 2014.
Bono wrote "Sweetest Thing" for his wife to make up for working on her birthday.
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.