Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees on their 1967 tour, and it did not go well. The young, mostly female crowd shouted "Davy" when Hendrix sang the word "Lady" in "Foxy Lady" in honor of who they came to see: Monkees lead singer Davy Jones.
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" is about a guy Jim Croce met in the National Guard, which Jim joined to keep him out of Vietnam. Leroy went AWOL, but got caught when he tried to pick up his paycheck.
Rod Stewart wrote "Maggie May" about the woman who deflowered him when he was 16.
Ozzy Osbourne's "Shot In The Dark" is titled after a Pink Panther movie.
Chris Rock appears on the Kanye West track "Blame Game."
"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.
Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?
Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.
Lots of life lessons in these Eagles lyrics - can you match them to the correct song?
How well do you know the lyrics of U2?
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.
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