Joni Mitchell wrote "Woodstock" - the most popular song about the festival - but didn't attend the event because she was booked on The Dick Cavett Show.
Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Keith Moon and John Paul Jones recorded "Beck's Bolero" and almost formed a band. They couldn't find a lead singer, so Page and Jones formed Led Zeppelin.
One of the great "we're all going down" songs is "Ship Of Fools" by World Party, written when Margaret Thatcher was in power in England.
The moans of pleasure in the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen" are authentic.
The original "Venus" was a #1 hit for the Dutch band Shocking Blue. Listen to the first line and you'll hear a muffed word: "goddess" was sung as "goddness."
Elton John's "Rocket Man" is based on a Ray Bradbury story called The Rocket Man published in 1951.
Many unusual folks appear in Grateful Dead songs. Can you identify them?
In this quiz, spot the artist who put Romeo into a song lyric.
The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.
Known in America for the hit "If You Leave," OMD is a huge influence on modern electronic music.
Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
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