Ed Sheeran thought he wrote the x track "Photograph" on 6th Street in Denver, so he got a tattoo saying 6 ST. But when he returned it turned out the street was actually 6th Avenue.
A roadie for the Allman Brothers came up with the line "The road goes on forever" for "Midnight Rider," and got a songwriting credit for his contribution.
"I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues" by Elton John was written for the sister of actress Rene Russo. Bernie Taupin, who wrote the lyrics, was married to Rene's sister, Toni.
Eddie Van Halen played the guitar solo on "Beat It" as a favor to Quincy Jones, who produced the album.
The Genesis song "Invisible Touch" was inspired by the Prince-written Sheila E. track "The Glamorous Life."
"Pink Cadillac" was a B-side for Bruce Springsteen in 1984, but after Aretha Franklin sang about pink Cadillacs on "Freeway Of Love" the following year, Natalie Cole covered the song and had a hit with it in 1988.
The longtime bassist of Earth, Wind & Fire discusses how his band came to do a holiday album, and offers insight into some of the greatest dance/soul tunes of all-time.
A look at the good (Diana Ross, Eminem), the bad (Madonna, Bob Dylan) and the peculiar (David Bowie, Michael Jackson) film debuts of superstar singers.
Keyboard great David Sancious talks about his work with Sting, Seal, Springsteen, Clapton and Aretha, and explains what quantum physics has to do with making music.
Michelob commercials generated hits for Eric Clapton, Genesis and Steve Winwood in the '80s, even as some of these rockers were fighting alcoholism.
Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Lyle Lovett are just a few of the artists who have looked to Clark for insightful, intelligent songs.
P.F. was a teenager writing hits and playing on tracks for Jan & Dean when he wrote a #1 hit that got him blackballed.
Farrah, I'd have to say "No". Back then folks didn't do drugs because of sadness (War Vets notwithstanding) and for their generation (mostly) they weren't considered a bad thing.
Mr. Hendrix, born Johnny Allen Hendrix, passed away on September 18th, 1970 at the young age of 27...
May he R.I.P.
I particularly love the quite near the end, then Jimi intones "Here I come, baby...I'm coming to getcha!"
Killer track, and I tend to like this even more than his popular favorite of "Purple Haze."
Anyway...about the song...I think it's a killer song. It's quite good. A great display of Jimi Hendrix's killer guitar skills.
During the solo Jimi coughs, hawks, and spits :)
,best song ever!
soooo I really feel a tight bond with this song much love....and rock on.
Hendrix called this his only 'happy' song. He said he didn't picture himself singing it, but anyone singing it to anyone, because it is just one of those "hey there. . ." type songs.
Thank you SONGFACTS for allowing me to ramble on and share my thoughts and opinions on my favorite artists.