Kelly Rowland was the first Destiny's Child member to have a hit away from the group: her Nelly duet "Dilemma."
The "electrical bananas" in the Donovan song "Mellow Yellow" were vibrators.
The Hollies hit "The Air That I Breathe" was written in part as a reaction to the smog in Los Angeles.
Lou Reed's 11-minute "Street Hassle" features a spoken part by Bruce Springsteen.
There really is a Girl From Ipanema. Her name is Helo Pinheiro, and she would walk "Like a samba" past the bar the songwriters frequented, providing the inspiration.
Vegetarian Fred Schneider of the B-52's got the idea for "Rock Lobster" at an Atlanta disco when a projector displayed images of lobsters on a grill.
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.
A selection of songs made to be terrible - some clearly achieved that goal.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
Cain talks about the divine inspirations for "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Faithfully."
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
Our chat with Barney Hoskyns, who covers the wild years of Woodstock - the town, not the festival - in his book Small Town Talk.
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