The Hollies' 1967 hit "Carrie Anne" featured the first use of a steel drum in a commercial pop record.
"Rosanna" by Toto got its name from the actress Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro.
The Exorcist theme music is a portion of "Tubular Bells," a 25-minute song released by 19-year-old Mike Oldfield.
Stevie Nicks wrote "Landslide" before she joined Fleetwood Mac. She was considering going back to school when she and her boyfriend Lindsey Buckingham were asked to join the group.
"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.
Before she was famous on Friends, Courteney Cox danced on stage with Bruce Springsteen in his "Dancing In The Dark" video.
Just how much did these monsters of rock dabble in the occult?
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?
The renown rock singer talks about "The House of the Rising Sun" and "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood."
dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
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