Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about his love for Pattie Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time. He eventually married Pattie, and managed to stay friends with George.
"Centerfield" was the first song enshrined in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult wrote "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and started thinking about his own mortality.
In Led Zeppelin's "Fool In The Rain," the guy goes into a funk when he thinks he's been stood up, but is elated when he realizes he's been standing on the wrong corner, and it's all a terrible mess.
Mary J. Blige introduced three new words with her hit "Family Affair": hateration, holleration and dancerie.
"After Midnight" was written by the Oklahoma guitarist J.J. Cale, who was dirt poor until Eric Clapton recorded his song and turned it into a hit.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.
Tim and his brother Richard are the Furs' foundation; Tim explains how they write and tells the story of "Pretty In Pink."
Rufus Wainwright on "Hallelujah," his album Unfollow The Rules, and getting into his "lyric trance" on 12-hour walks.
Go beyond The Beatles to see what you know about the British Invasion.
The Cult frontman tells who the "Fire Woman" is, and talks about performing with the new version of The Doors.
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