Jimi Hendrix wrote "The Wind Cries Mary" not about marijuana, but about his girlfriend at the time, Kathy Mary Etchingham.
Ronnie Spector nailed the vocal for The Ronettes song "(Walking) In the Rain" on the first take -- unheard of in the perfectionist producer Phil Spector's world.
Radiohead's "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" is about the last surviving World War I veteran to fight in the trenches.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.
Richard Marx' debut single "Don't Mean Nothing" features Joe Walsh on guitar.
Eric Clapton wrote "Layla" about his love for Pattie Harrison, who was married to George Harrison at the time. He eventually married Pattie, and managed to stay friends with George.
When she released her first album in 1988, Tanita became a UK singing sensation at age 19. She talks about her darkly sensual voice and quirky songwriting style.
When singers started spoofing their own songs on Sesame Street, the results were both educational and hilarious - here are the best of them.
Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.
Test your metal - Priest, Maiden, and Beavis and Butt-head show up in this one.
The ladies who ruled the '90s in this quiz.
The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.
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