What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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  1. bux

    bux Forum Resident

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    Roger Daltrey eating a nail is pretty good.
     
  2. Cheepnik

    Cheepnik Overfed long-haired leaping gnome

    From 1959-63, the Green Bay Packers' regular center-quarterback tandem was Ringo-Starr.
     
  3. Dalziel53

    Dalziel53 Forum Resident

    David Bowie wrote the original lyrics to My Way which were rejected. It was then given to Paul Anka to have a go.

     
  4. Rod Argent was the original lead vocalist in The Zombies but gave the position to Colin Blunstone when they realized what s great voice he had. Argent did continue to sing occasional songs however including much of their third album put together after the band had broken up.
     
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  5. dennis1077

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  6. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Along the same lines as Ryan Adams/Bryan Adams,

    I found this kind of surprising, singer Kurt Vile sounds like he was parodying German legend Kurt Weill's name, but it is actually his real birth name -

    Kurt Vile - Wikipedia
     
  7. classicrockguy

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    Country singer George Jones led a pretty wild life, even from the day he was born - when he was being delivered from his mom, the doctor dropped him and broke his arm!!

    George Jones - Wikipedia
     
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  8. classicrockguy

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    Another George Jones one - when his wife denied him the keys to the car so he couldn't buy alcohol, he took the family riding lawn mower and drove 5 mph on the freeway to the liquor store!

    From Wikipedia,

    "There, gleaming in the glow, was that ten-horsepower rotary engine under a seat. A key glistening in the ignition. I imagine the top speed for that old mower was five miles per hour. It might have taken an hour and a half or more for me to get to the liquor store, but get there I did."

    Apparently it also happened again while he was married to Tammy Wynette,

    From Wikipedia,

    "she woke up at one o'clock in the morning to find her husband gone: "I got into the car and drove to the nearest bar 10 miles away. When I pulled into the parking lot there sat our rider-mower right by the entrance. He'd driven that mower right down a main highway... He looked up and saw me and said, ‘Well, fellas, here she is now. My little wife, I told you she'd come after me.’"
     
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  9. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    After Peter Gabriel left Genesis, David Cassidy (of The Partridge Family) was considered to replace him.

    Britta Phillps, who voiced Bloberta Puppington on the series Moral Orel, was the singing voice of Jem on the animated series Jem & The Holograms.
     
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  10. classicrockguy

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    Britta Phillps, who voiced Bloberta Puppington on the series Moral Orel, was the singing voice of Jem on the animated series Jem & The Holograms.[/QUOTE]

    LOL, what the fudge???:shrug:
     
  11. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    I just learned filmmaker Spike Lee's Dad played bass on Dylan's "Bringing It All Back Home".
     
  12. Funky Meadows

    Funky Meadows Forum Resident


    WTF? - Seriously? - Who would have considered that? "This is a joke?" : Nigel Tufnel
     
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  13. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    It was mentioned in Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into Music on Page #147 in the article "The Replacements." The article also mentions that Jeff Lynne (of ELO) also auditioned as Gabriel's replacement in Genesis.

    The book contains a massive amount of interesting music trivia. Including: The last song Bing Crosby sang was "Strangers In The Night." (Page #182)
     
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  14. sleepjar

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    Simon and Garfunkel once opened for Zappa and the Mothers as Tom and Jerry, and then came back after the Mother's performance for an encore of The Sounds of Silence.
     
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  15. saborlord123

    saborlord123 "I'm not a genius. I'm just a hard-working guy."

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    That Paul McCartney plays a mean celery...
     
  16. classicrockguy

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    Just found out this one from the Rhino "Nuggets" liner notes,

    The Standells ("Dirty Water", "Good Guys Don't Wear Plaid" , etc.) originally didn't want to do rock because they thought it would ruin their career as supper club musicians!!

    Also, the lead singer Gary Tamblyn is the brother of actor Russ Tamblyn ("West Side Story", etc.)
     
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  17. frimleygreener

    frimleygreener "It 'a'int why...it just is"

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    Did we ever find out what the Knights in white sat in?
     
  18. Assuming this is true, his parents certainly had some kind of sense of humour.
     
  19. If you want more George and Tammy anecdotes like these, you should check out their two episodes of Mike Judge's semi-animated music series Tales From the Tour Bus. How Jones made it into his 80's, I have no idea.
     
  20. Record Rotator

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    My favorite music trivia (from an interview with Dan Fogelberg):

    Don Henley and Dan Fogelberg had dinner one evening (in Colorado, I believe) in 1976, and Henley supposedly asked Fogelberg, if he might consider becoming a member of the Eagles. However, Fogelberg had visions/huge ambitions for himself and subsequently released his first masterpiece, 1977's Nether Lands.
     
  21. popcorn1

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    that would be larry tamblyn NOT gary
     
  22. carlwm

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    That's a scary one.

    I love the Eagles, and musically Dan would have been a fine fit but I can't imagine him being allowed much of a songwriting voice. You've only got to hear the last few Timothy B. Schmit solo records to see how far under the bushel Don & Glenn pushed his light.
     
  23. steppednwhat

    steppednwhat I hallucinate on Dr. Pepper

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    Did he have "skin doom"? That's what the doctors say.....
     
  24. steppednwhat

    steppednwhat I hallucinate on Dr. Pepper

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    Rickenbacker basses had never been sold in London in 1965, but the manager of Boosey & Hawkes music store was convinced to import them by a 17-year-old employee named Chris Squire. The young employee eventually bought one of his own on hire purchase after watching Pete Quaife, John Entwhistle and someone else buy one (I can't remember who.) Squire's was the fourth and McCartney's was the fifth. That's how Squire tells it, anyway. When Squire died, Rolling Stone Ragazine wrote in his obituary that Boosey & Hawkes was the name of Squire's first band. Morons.[/QUOTE]

    "Well it's in Rolling Stone, so it must be true"
     
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  25. steppednwhat

    steppednwhat I hallucinate on Dr. Pepper

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    A lot of people's taste is all in their mouths.
     
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