Songwriter Wayne Carson wrote "Always On My Mind" in ten minutes at his kitchen table in Missouri.
McCartney wrote his duet with Stevie Wonder, "Ebony and Ivory," after a marital tiff with Linda. He told Mojo magazine : "It was like, 'Why can't we get it together- our piano can.'"
Elton John didn't win a Grammy until 1986, when he got one for singing on "That's What Friends Are For."
According to Frank Sinatra's daughter, he hated "My Way," but had to sing it at every show when it became his signature song.
KT Tunstall's "Suddenly I See" was inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe's photograph of Patti Smith on the cover of her album Horses.
When Petula Clark reached #1 in the US with "Downtown" in 1965, she became the first female singer from England to hit #1 in the US during the Rock Era (after 1955).
The lead singer/lyricist for Anberlin breaks down "Impossible" and covers some tracks from their 2012 album Vital.
Chad tells tales from his time as drummer for Nirvana, and talks about his group Before Cars.
The co-writer/guitarist on many Alice Cooper hits, Dick was also Lou Reed's axeman on the Rock n' Roll Animal album.
Jim talks about the impact of "The Middle" and uses a tree metaphor to describe his songwriting philosophy.
Genesis' key-man re-examines his solo career and the early days of music video.
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