Paul McCartney wrote "Hey Jude" to comfort John Lennon's 5-year-old son Julian, whose parents were getting a divorce.
Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys co-wrote the Mary J. Blige hit "Real Love."
Debbie Gibson was 17 years old when "Foolish Beat" topped the Hot 100. This gave her the honor of becoming the youngest artist ever to write, perform, and produce a #1 single.
The thunderclap sound heard in the Bee Gees song "Tragedy" was made by Barry Gibb with his mouth.
The first #1 hit with a rap was "Rapture" by Blondie in 1980. Debbie Harry's rhymes left lots of room for improvement.
Mickey Mantle and John Madden both appear in the video for "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" by Paul Simon. Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane do a rap intro.
Charlotte was established in the LA punk scene when a freaky girl named Belinda approached her wearing a garbage bag.
Fiona's highly-anticipated third album almost didn't make it. Here's how it finally came together after two years and a leak.
A founding member of the band War, Harold gives a first-person account of one of the most important periods in music history.
Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.
The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
We've heard of artists putting their hearts into their music, but some take it literally.
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