Archive for the 'Music Fact TidBit' Category

15 Nov

Music Fact TidBit – Rhianna

In 2007, Rihanna had a huge worldwide hit with “Umbrella”. However, the song had originally been offered to Britney Spears and Mary J Blige who both passed on it.

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07 Jul

Music Fact TidBit – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

The solo in The Beatles ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ is actually played by Eric Clapton.  He was never credited on the album.

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29 Dec

Music Fact TidBit – Britney Spears

Before being given to Britney Spears…..Baby One More Time was offered to both Backstreet boys and TLC.

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27 Nov

Music Fact TidBit

U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday originally started with the phrase “Don’t talk to me about the rights of the IRA” but was ultimately changed to “I can’t believe the news today” because U2 was afraid that their peace calling would be misunderstood.

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19 Jul

Music Fact TidBit – Motown

The first US number one for Motown was ‘Please Mr. Postman’ by The Marvelettes released in 1961. A couple of years later they had another number one by Stevie Wonder called ‘Fingertips’

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08 Jun

Music Fact TidBit – Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s estate was approached by an advertising company asking for permission to use “Ring Of Fire” on an ad for hemorrhoid cream. The request was refused.

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24 Feb

Music Fact TidBit

In December 2002, ten of Ray Charles’s 12 children attended a lunch with their father, at which the star presented each of them with a check for $1 million.

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26 Dec

Music Fact TidBit – Island Records

Island Records was founded in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell and Graeme Goodall. The label was named after 1955 Alec Waugh novel, Island In The Sun (later a hit song for Harry Belafonte). The company moved to the UK in May 1962 and, until Blackwell sold the label to PolyGram in 1989, was the largest indie record label in history.

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19 Nov

Music Fact TidBit – Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd performed under various monikers in their early years, including Tea Set, Sigma 6, The Screaming Abdabs and Leonard’s Lodgers (after their landlord Mike Leonard).

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22 Oct

Music Fact TidBit – Prince

Prince played 27 different instruments on his debut album “For You”.

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05 Aug

Music Fact TidBit – John Lennon

John Lennon’s eyesight was so poor that he was legally blind without his glasses!

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30 Jun

Music Fact TidBit

Brian Eno’s real name is Brian Peter George St. John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno!

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09 May

Music Fact TidBit

According to all-known recorded sales data, the harmonica is the world’s best-selling musical instrument.

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24 Mar

Music Fact TidBit

Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye recorded most of the vocal parts for their 1973 duets album in separate studios. A pregnant Ross was worried that Gaye’s marijuana smoking would damage the health of her unborn child

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02 Jan

Music Fact TidBit

The drum machine part on the recording of New Order’s Blue Monday – acknowledged as the best-selling 12-inch single of all time – had to be reprogrammed after the original was lost when the power lead was knocked out. The band have said that the first beat was better.

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