It really was so easy for Linda Ronstadt to score a hit with her Buddy Holly cover of "It's So Easy." She would sometimes change the lyric to: "It's so easy to have a hit, all you have to do is recycle it."
Jessie J had a lyric from her song "Who You Are" tattooed on her hip:
Michael Jackson's "Human Nature" was written by the keyboard player from Toto, who was working on the Thriller album.
Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler wrote "Diamonds" for Rihanna in just 14 minutes.
When Petula Clark reached #1 in the US with "Downtown" in 1965, she became the first female singer from England to hit #1 in the US during the Rock Era (after 1955).
The Ricky Martin song "She Bangs" found new life when William Hung performed it so horribly on a 2004 episode of American Idol that it went viral.
Did Marvin try out with the Detroit Lions? Did he fake crazy to get out of military service? And what about the cross-dressing?
The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
Established as a redoubtable singer-songwriter, the Men At Work frontman explains how religion, sobriety and Jack Nicholson play into his songwriting.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
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