R.E.M. got the title "Shiny Happy People" from a Chinese propaganda poster.
The Hollies' 1967 hit "Carrie Anne" featured the first use of a steel drum in a commercial pop record.
Tim McGraw recorded "Live Like You Were Dying" just two weeks after his own father passed away.
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.
When "Baby Love" reached the top spot, The Supremes became the first Motown act with two #1 hits on the Hot 100.
The names Louise, Jack, Marie and Milo all show up in the song "Footloose." Marie was the mother of Dean Pitchford, who co-wrote it.
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The revered singer-songwriter talks inspiration and explains why she put a mahout in "Drop the Pilot."
Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.
JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.
Do their first three albums have French titles? Is "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" really meaningless? See if you can tell in this Fact or Fiction.
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."
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