"Cum On Feel The Noise" was originally recorded by the British glam band Slade in 1973. Quiet Riot had their first hit with the song when they recorded it in 1983.
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty is set in Los Angeles, as he mentions Reseda, Mulholland and Ventura Boulevard.
"Babylon," in David Gray's song, refers to London, which was once known as the "modern-day Babylon."
Johnny Cash promised to stay true to his first wife in "I Walk The Line," but when the song became a hit he found himself on the road, having an affair with June Carter, who became his second wife.
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).
Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is about their founding member Syd Barrett, who became an acid casualty. Notice the S-Y-D in the title.
The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.
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A popular contemporary folk singer, Williams still remembers the sticky note that changed her life in college.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
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