Lou Reed's 11-minute "Street Hassle" features a spoken part by Bruce Springsteen.
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.
The line, "Gotta keep 'em separated" in "Come Out And Play" by The Offspring came to lead singer Dexter Holland when he was a medical student and needed to keep bacteria samples away from each other.
The comedian Steve Martin had a hit in 1978 with "King Tut." The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who Martin would open for on tour, were his backing band on the song.
Chaka Khan's hit "I Feel For You" was written and originally recorded by Prince 4 years before she covered it.
Damon Albarn found inspiration for Blur's "Girls And Boys" whilst on holiday in Magaluf on the Spanish island of Majorca.
Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.
The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.
The Yardbirds drummer explains how they created their sound and talks about working with their famous guitarists.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
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