Ian Anderson wrote "Aqualung" after looking at pictures of homeless men that his wife took. She got a co-writing credit on the song.
"Here I Go Again" was a #1 hit for Whitesnake in 1987, but it was first released in 1982 with the lyric, "Like a hobo I was born to walk alone."
"What A Wonderful World," released in 1967 four years before Louis Armstrong died, didn't find an audience in America until 1988 when it was used in the movie Good Morning, Vietnam.
"Paper Planes" was inspired by M.I.A.'s hassles trying to get a visa to enter America.
"Tammy" by Debbie Reynolds was the only US #1 single by a female act between July 1956 and February 1958.
"Mickey" by Toni Basil was originally a song called "Kitty" by a male group. She picked the new name after Micky Dolenz of The Monkees.
As Procol Harum's lyricist, Keith wrote the words to "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." We delve into that song and find out how you can form a band when you don't sing or play an instrument.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
The top Contemporary Christian artist of all time on song inspirations and what she learned from Johnny Carson.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
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