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1. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Queen has the longest-running fan club.

rock and roll music facts

Rock and roll music facts

2. Do you know factoflife that the first CD that was pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.

3. Pink Floyd’s original name was Sigma 6. The band included Roger Waters on bass, Nick Mason on drums, Richard Wright on keyboard, Bob Close on guitar, and Syd Barretalso on guitar. With Syd’s influence, the band changed their name to The Pink Floyd Sound, named after Pink Anderson and Floyd Council.

4. Stevie Ray Vaughan was the guitarist on David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” album “Yesterday” first appeared in 1965. By 1967, there were 466 versions of the song. Nowadays there are more than 4000 versions.

5. The highest-paid performer at Woodstock was Jimi Hendrix with $18,000.

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6. Jim Morrison found the name “The Doors” for his rock band in the title of Aldous Huxley’s book “The Doors Of Perception”, which extolls the use of hallucinogenic drugs.

7. The group UB40 took their name from the form used by the unemployment office in Britain.

8. According to Paul McCartney, the “you” in “Got to Get You Into My Life” was marijuana.

9. There is only one line in Pink Floyd’s “One Of These Days.” Nick Mason, the drummer recorded the line … “One of these days, I’m going to cut you into little pieces.” That is the only line he ever sang on a Floyd album. He is also the only member to play on every Pink Floyd album.

10. AC/DC guitarist Malcolm Young worked in a bra factory as a sewing-machine mechanic.

11. Paul McCartney performed at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony for just one pound (about $1.50).

Rock and roll music facts

Rock and roll music facts

12. Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” is named after the route that goes through Bob’s home state, Minesota, and enters the Mississippi delta.

13. In Freddie Mercury’s video “The Great Pretender”, one of the women that sing with him is actually the band’s drummer Roger Taylor disguised as one.

14. Jimi Hendrix wrote “Purple Haze” after dreaming about walking under the sea.

Rock and roll music facts

Rock and roll music facts

15. Elvis recorded more than 600 songs, he didn’t write a single one.

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Music Are Odd And Fun

  1. The only guy in ZZ Top who doesn’t have a beard is Frank Beard.
  2. None of Elvis’s films got nominated for Oscar, but he did win three Grammy Awards – for his gospel recordings.
  3. John Lennon wrote Good morning, good morning after hearing a Corn Flakes commercial.
  4. Marilyn Monroe got a white poodle named Mafia from Frank Sinatra.
  5. The airplane that Buddy Holly died in was called American Pie. Don McLean wrote a song with the same name about the accident.
  6. Duran Duran was named after a mad scientist from the Jane Fonda movie Barbarella.
  7. The first CD that was pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA.
  8. Before composing Beethoven dipped his head in cold water.
  9. Like humans, birds can learn music while they are still in the egg stage.
  10. Mozart was five years old when he wrote his first piece.
  11. The first pop video was released in 1975. It was Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
  12. In 1976 Barry Manilow sang a chart topping song named I write the songs. The song wasn’t written by him.
  13. Termites will eat wood two times faster when listening to heavy metal.
  14. When Madonna was 15 years old, she got grounded for the whole summer, for sneaking out to see David Bowie in concert.
  15. In the year 1988 tenor Luciano Pavarotti received a record 165 curtain calls at a Berlin opera house.
  16. Make music not war: Monaco’s national orchestra is bigger that its army.
  17. Wham!’s hit single Wake me up before you go go was written by George Michael who was inspired by the note that was left to his hotel room by another band member Andrew Ridgeley. The note was mistakenly written as “Don’t forget to wake me up up before you go go, George”.
  18. House of the rising sun by The Animals was recorded with only 15 minutes because the band was on a tight budget. In spite of that the song went all the way to number one in 1964.
  19. The longest song title is 305 characters (including spaces): The Sad But True Story Of Ray Mingus, The Lumberjack Of Bulk Rock City, And His Never Slacking Stribe In Exploiting The So Far Undiscovered Areas Of The Intention To Bodily Intercourse From The Opposite Species Of His Kind, During Intake Of All The Mental Condition That Could Be Derived From Fermentation by Rednex.
  20. When Billy Crystal was a child, his babysitter was the legendary Billie Holiday.
  21. Suzanne Vega is considered the “mother” of the mp3 format. The creators of the mp3 used her voice from the song Tom’s Diner for analyzing the different sound spectrums when creating the compression algorithm.

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