The 1979 song "Life During Wartime" by Talking Heads deals with how technology could be exploited to take down the framework of society and enable government surveillance.
When Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" climbed to the top of the UK singles chart in its 19th week, the song broke the record for the slowest continual ascent to #1.
"Stay" by Shakespears Sister is based on a 1953 B-movie called Cat-Women Of The Moon.
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.
"Me And Bobby McGee" was written by Kris Kristofferson and first recorded by Roger Miller. Janis Joplin's famous version turned Bobby into a boy.
Richard Harris, who played Professor Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter movies, had a hit in 1968 with "MacArthur Park."
An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.
How Bing Crosby, Les Paul, a US Army Signal Corps Officer, and the Nazis helped shape rock and Roll.
The original voice of Snap! this story is filled with angry drag queens, video impersonators and Chaka Khan.
'80s music ambassadors Wang Chung pick their top tracks of the decade, explaining what makes each one so special.
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
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