What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by BroJB, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. BroJB

    BroJB Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Colorado
    Here's mine:

    The Foundation's hit song "Baby, Now that I've Found You" was written in the same bar in the same pub in London where Karl Marx wrote Das Kapital.

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  2. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

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    Mine would undoubtedly be something about Keith Moon, but I need time to write them all down and put them in a hat before I can decide...
     
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  3. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    probably that stephen stills did not get into the monkees because he had bad teeth.

    thank god for bad teeth :)
     
  4. JoeRockhead

    JoeRockhead Forum Resident

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    That Jack Soo from Barney Miller allegedly sang on Motown song demos
     
  5. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    In 1969 a top US 60s band recorded an album with contributions from FOUR convicted murderers.
     
  6. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

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    The Paul is dead rumour maybe.
     
  7. JohnnyQuest

    JohnnyQuest Forum Resident

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    Glen Campbell was once part of The Beach Boys.
     
  8. the sands

    the sands Forum Resident

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    Oddly enough, George Harrison's "All Thing Must Pass" contains two future convicted murderers; drummer Jim Gordon and producer Phil Spector. :yikes:
     
  9. Linus

    Linus Forum Resident

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    My boss just told me a fascinating one...
    You all better sit down for this one, apparently " Davy Jones' mother invented Liquid Paper"!!!!!!

    Amazing.:doh:
     
  10. AndoDoug

    AndoDoug Forum Resident

    Albert Grossman was ready to sign Dave Van Ronk but only if he'd appear on the cover in a Viking helmet
     
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  11. wilbur

    wilbur Active Member

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    Don Was produced a few Poison songs.
     
  12. InfoNozzle

    InfoNozzle Forum Resident

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    That would've been Mrs. Tork...from around these parts...
     
  13. hello people

    hello people Forum Resident

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    There's people dead set on that as fact.
     
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  14. Meddle

    Meddle Forum Resident

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    You're. Both wrong it was Mike's. Mom
     
  15. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

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    Louis Armstrong smoked marijuana every day for the last 40 years of his life. He wrote President Eisenhower to ask that marijuana be decriminalized.
     
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  16. bunglejerry

    bunglejerry Forum Resident

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    Jimi Hendrix lived in the building on the left, George Frideric Handel lived in the building on the right.

    Two hundred years apart.
     
  17. InfoNozzle

    InfoNozzle Forum Resident

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    Nick Lowe auditioned for Roxy Music.
    Nick Lowe auditioned for Genesis.
    Charles Manson auditioned for The Monkees. (Didn't everybody??)
    Sting wrote the lyrics for the Synchronicity album on the same desk Ian Fleming wrote one of the Bond novels...can't remember which.

    This stuff goes on forever.

    Yes, quite right. Mrs. Nesmith, the savior of secretaries everywhere...until word processing.
     
  18. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Smogville CA USA
    Absurd definition: unreasonable, illogical or inappropriate.
    Synonyms: preposterous, ludicrous, ridiculous.

    The LP cover artwork for Mom's Apple Pie.
     
  19. omnisonic

    omnisonic Forum Resident

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    Portland, Oregon
    I read this somewhere on this forum and it always cracks me up:

    Jimi Hendrix was inspired to write "The wind cries Mary" after a fight with his girlfriend about her horrible cooking.

    It was penned in an apartment that he rented from Ringo Starr.

    Ringo later had to evict Jimi after Hendrix white-washed the entire apartment while tripping on LSD.

    If it's true, that is the best rock n roll story ever.
     
  20. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

    The FBI spent an absurd amount if time/money to discover they couldn't understand the words to "Louie Louie."
     
  21. hangwire13

    hangwire13 Forum Resident

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    The coin toss that Waylon Jennings lost, but really won.
     
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  22. BroJB

    BroJB Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    I can only imagine how that went down.
     
  23. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    True. He used to keep it in his locker.
     
  24. hello people

    hello people Forum Resident

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    He also used to binge eat and then stick his finger down his throat over the toilet bowl
     
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  25. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Charles Mingus wrote a book on how to toilet train your cat.
     

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