What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Rory Gallagher was one of the guitarists who was auditioned by the Stones to replace Mick Taylor. There's a story that during the audition Gallagher came up with the riff that was used in 'Miss You'.
     
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  2. arley

    arley Forum Resident

    Hoyt Axton's mother, Mae Boren Axton, co-wrote 'Heartbreak Hotel.'
     
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  3. Nice Marmot

    Nice Marmot Paddlin’ the school canoe? That’s a paddlin’.

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    Sam Cooke was shot to death by a hotel manager after he attacked her in her office. He was only wearing a suit coat and shoes.
     
  4. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Forum Resident

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    Somewhat off-topic but I think I can beat almost anybody here. :)

    Frank Sinatra was offered the role of John McClane in Die Hard!

    Frank Sinatra starred in a movie called The Detective in '68 based on a movie by the same name. The sequel to that book was one called Nothing Lasts Forever which Die Hard was based on. Due to the way contracts were made back then, Sinatra was to be offered first dibs on any and all projects derived from The Detective and, indirectly, this meant Die Hard.

    So before they could ask Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwartzenegger or Bruce Willis, they had to formally ask Frank Sinatra if, at 73 years of age, he'd like to be cast as an action hero in Die Hard. Only after he officially turned down the part were the producers at liberty of casting anybody else!

    73 Year Old Frank Sinatra Was Originally Offered The Leading Role in Die Hard »
     
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  5. CxgVxc

    CxgVxc Active Member

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    Ibanez made a limited edition JEM series guitar for Steve Vai which contained his blood in the paint.

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  6. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

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    Johnny Cash was the first US citizen to know of the death of Joseph Stalin.
     
  7. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Brian Ferry auditioned for King Crimson.
     
  8. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    If we are going to do that, I have one as well.

    Jimi Hendrix recorded his studio version of The Star Spangled Banner on March 18, 1969, the same day a certain Hendrix nut was born.
     
  9. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

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    Marshall Crenshaw auditioned to play bass for Bob Dylan in the 80's. It did not go well.
     
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  10. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Was this before the Dukes of Stratosphear albums, or after?
     
  11. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    Stills has said that it was the songwriting and publishing, but I tend to believe it was the teeth. I wasn't there, so I don't know.
     
  12. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Does not play well with fascists or southern rock.

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    Dave Dee (of Dozy, Beaky etc etc) was, in his capacity as a junior policeman, first on the scene at the road accident that killed Eddie Cochran.

    Linda Ronstadt's maternal grandfather invented the microwave and the flexible ice cube tray.
     
  13. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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    As did Elton John, and Rick Kemp (Steeleye Span).
     
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  14. dumangl

    dumangl Senior Member

    That's actually pretty close. He got the correct band.
     
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  15. zen

    zen Forum Resident

    Ritchie Blackmore being told what to do (Rock N Roll Hall of Fame drama, 2016).
     
  16. bRETT

    bRETT Forum Resident

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    Randy Newman's first single was produced by Pat Boone.

     
  17. Rubber65

    Rubber65 Forum Resident

    apparently Paul got help from John Lennon's step sister, who happened to speak French, with the French lyrics in Michelle.
     
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  18. Ken E.

    Ken E. Forum Resident

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    Bill Wyman's son was his father-in-law for a short period of time.
     
  19. Former Scientist

    Former Scientist Now on wheels....

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    Is that across the road from Ronnie Scotts ????

    Blimey.
     
  20. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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    The first time all four members of Led Zeppelin recorded together was on P J Proby's Three Week Hero album.
     
  21. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

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    When Saginaw, Michigan hit it big Lefty was on the road. The people wanted to hear it of course, but he didn't know it. He had to play it with a guy kneeling in front of him with the words written down.
     
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  22. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    Bon Iver put out a limited edition record with their blood pressed into the clear vinyl.
     
  23. Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut

    Sarah S. The Hendrix Nut Well-Known Member

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  24. Steve B

    Steve B Forum Resident

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    Would it be Bobby Beausoleil who was part of the Manson clan and had recorded some music for Kenneth Anger's film "Lucifer Rising" ?
     
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