Duran Duran's "Wild Boys" is based on the book of the same name by William Burroughs.
The moans of pleasure in the Guns N' Roses song "Rocket Queen" are authentic.
Originally a chart-topper for Steve Lawrence in 1962 chart-topper, "Go Away Little Girl," became the first song of the rock era to be taken to #1 by two different artists when Donny Osmond's cover version also reached the summit in 1971.
The motto for Boys Town, which was a Nebraska home for troubled youth, inspired the song "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" by The Hollies.
"Baby Got Back" isn't just a booty song: it's about "Lack of acceptance by Hollywood of the African-American body."
The Texas songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker wrote "Mr. Bojangles" after a weekend in jail where a fellow inmate told him his life story.
The man who brought us "Red Skies" and "Saved By Zero" is now an organic farmer in France.
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
Greg talks about writing songs of "universal truth" for King Crimson and ELP, and tells us about his most memorable stage moment (it involves fireworks).
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
Revisit the awesome glory of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees: cheesily-acted videos, catchy guitar licks, long hair, and lyrics that are just plain relatable.
The "How Country Feels" singer talks Skynyrd and songwriting.
A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs
©2021 Songfacts®, LLC