What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. Tanx

    Tanx Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Love this. I'm a massive Bowie fan, too. And I found out a very similar fact recently. I can't believe it took me this long to stumble upon it.

    A certain song was being written at perhaps the exact time I was born. Would you like to know that song?

    "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

    Sorry. :D
  2. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    When Lefty Frizzell was on stage in Saginaw, Michigan, the town mayor surprised him on stage by going to present him with a silver hammer in recognition of his song Saginaw, Michigan, Lefty in fear of an attack by a stranger with a weapon got the mayor in a headlock and wrestled him to the ground.
  3. Voxbox

    Voxbox Well-Known Member

    Spinal Tap never did the fear of assination thing ... if they did, this would be it.
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  4. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Leeds, UK
    David Bowie's "Major Tom" character was named after the father of former UK Prime Minister, John Major.

    Guitar and Bass on Eminem's "My Name Is" were played by lovable Cockney pub rockers Chas 'n Dave.
  5. The main thing was he just looked too old, given that he was also balding.
  6. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Sold out the Enormodome

    Tampa, FL
    Donnie Iris keyboardist Marc Avsec became a copyright lawyer because he was sued frivolously for the song "Ah! Leah!" He won the lawsuit but lost all of the royalties paying for his defense.
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  7. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Add Huddle Ledbetter and Charles Manson and you've got 20/20 by The Beach Boys
  8. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Vienna, Austria
    One for our Scottish members,

    Alex Harvey and Sidney Devine were in a band together!

    Also no members of Big Country were actually born in Scotland.
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  9. Lightworker

    Lightworker Forum Resident

    Deep Texas
    Bad teeth, apparently.
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  10. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Part of Bowie's deal with RCA mean they had to buy his previous two albums from Mercury give them to Bowie and lease them back from him. Tony Defries was the Tom Parker of his day.
  11. CxgVxc

    CxgVxc Active Member

    New England
    Moon and Cass died in Harry Nilsson's London flat. He sold it to Pete Townshend after Moon died.
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  12. The Killer

    The Killer I'm Gonna Get Your Gumbo

    8 track cassettes were originally developed by the Learjet corporation. Actually just to make it even more music related Roger Miller (King of the Road, etc) used to use Learjets like most people use a taxi.
  13. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    I know how he feels. :)
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  14. gibby299

    gibby299 Forum Resident

    maybe all the Monkeys's moms? :)

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  15. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    XTC's loss (maybe he would've continued working with Andy?), but this is by far my favourite "what-if" rock story ever.
  16. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    If he had gotten in, would "For What It's Worth" have been a Monkees song? Or would Don Kirshner have forbidden them to record such a "subversive" song? It's my guess that Stills would have joined in with Michael Nesmith in rebelling against Kirshner and insisting on more creative freedom.
  17. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    According to California police records, Manson couldn't have auditioned for the Monkees because he was serving 2 years (1965-1967) in San Quentin for parole violation. The Monkees' auditions took place in 1966. However, Micky Dolenz insisted that Manson was there.
  18. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

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  19. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    I liked my version better. ;)
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  20. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    I also wonder if Dave, Richard, & Nick came to deciding to ask him after listening to The Dukes Of Stratosphere!
    There's so many "Syd-isms" on that record that they MAY have thought, "THIS could be a good match!"
  21. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    Actually, Jennings just gave up his seat on the plane to the Big Bopper who had a cold and didn't want it to get worse from riding on the bus. As for who "lost" the coin toss to Richie Valens, it's a point of contention to this day between Dion and Tommy Allsup. Allsup's story sounds more plausible to me. Then there was the part where Buddy Holly jokingly yelled to Waylon, "I hope that damn bus freezes up again!" Waylon jokingly replied, "Well, I hope your plane crashes!"
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  22. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    Joey Ramone wrote "The KKK Took My Baby Away" about Johnny Ramone, who'd stolen Joey's girlfriend Linda (and later married her).

    Legend has it that Johnny never quite "got" that the song was about him and Linda, so Joey got a measure of revenge when the song became a set list staple and Johnny had to play it every night :D
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  23. LarsO

    LarsO Forum Resident

    Roy Bittan plays on two quite famous songs titled Tunnel Of Love (Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen).
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  24. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    According to their high school yearbooks, Jessica Simpson was a member of the National Honor Society and Marilyn Manson was a member of Campus Crusade for Christ.
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  25. Folknik

    Folknik Forum Resident

    The timing on the Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" was listed as 3:05 so the radio would play it. It was actually 3:50, dangerously close to the dreaded 4 minutes.

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