"London Calling" by The Clash was written amid widespread fears that the Thames River was going to flood the city.
The New Year's Eve favorite "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish song that roughly translates to "Days Of Long Ago."
The first #1 hit with a rap was "Rapture" by Blondie in 1980. Debbie Harry's rhymes left lots of room for improvement.
Producer Bob Ezrin convinced Pink Floyd to put a disco beat and children's chorus on "Another Brick In The Wall (part II)," which started out as a short interstitial for their album The Wall.
"Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" was written by Boy George about his relationship with Culture Club's drummer Jon Moss.
The Hollies' 1967 hit "Carrie Anne" featured the first use of a steel drum in a commercial pop record.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
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The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
When a waitress wouldn't take him home, Jack wrote what would become one of the Eagles most enduring hits.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.
And on December 22nd, 1974 it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
It was track 4 on his seventeenth studio album, 'Fulfillingness First Finale', and the album peaked at #1 on both Billboard's Top 200 Albums and Soul Albums charts...
One other track from the album also made the Top 100 chart, "You Haven't Done Nothin'", it reached #1 on both the Top 100 and R&B Singles chart...
And when you're hot, you're hot; his next two releases, "I Wish" and "Sir Duke", both reached #1 on both the Top 100 and R&B Singles chart...
Mr. Wonder, born Stevland Hardaway Judkins, will celebrate his 64th birthday in four months on May 13th (2014).