Bob Marley gave the songwriting credit for "No Woman No Cry" to his friend Vincent Ford, who ran a soup kitchen in Trenchtown, the area of Kingston where Marley grew up.
The first line of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" is "It was the 3rd of September," which is the day lead singer Dennis Edwards' father died.
The song used in introductions by the Chicago Bulls and many other sports teams is "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons project, the opening track on the Eye In The Sky album.
Snap! was two German producers. When they needed a rapper, they found one on the American army base there and had him rap on "The Power."
"The Best" by Tina Turner was originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler; Turner's hit version added a bridge and a saxophone solo by Edgar Winter.
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
Many actors have attempted music, but only a few have managed a hit. Do you know which of these thespians charted?
"How much does it cost? I'll buy it?" Another songwriter told Jonathan to change these lyrics. Good thing he ignored this advice.
For songwriters, Johnny represents the American man. He has been angry, cool, magic, a rebel and, of course, marching home.
Call us crazy, but we like it when an artist comes around who doesn't mesh with the status quo.
Here's what happens when an opening act is really out of place with the headliner, like when Beastie Boys opened for Madonna.
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