What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    It says it here in the Wiki page:

    "While living for a period in Canada, she was a backup singer for American-born rockabilly singer Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins' band The Hawks. After going out on their own they became The Band, a group that is considered legendary."

    Beverly D'Angelo - Wikipedia
     
  2. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

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    Woops my bad, I guess I remembered it wrong :rolleyes:
     
  3. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Indeed!

    Dan was wonderful writer who could back it up with that voice and excellent instrumental skills. So glad we didn't have to miss out on all that music!
     
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  4. realkilroy

    realkilroy Forum Resident

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    Without Kevin Bacon it looks incomplete.
     
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  5. realkilroy

    realkilroy Forum Resident

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    From the man himself :) :
    "Here in New York, it's "Yo, Bowie!" They're quite civil.
    In London, it's "Dave!" - always Dave. I want to smack 'em, because my name's David. I hate being called Dave, and I think they know it."
     
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  6. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident

    The article covering this, back in the day, is the first chapter in the Velvet Underground "Uptight" book.
     
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  7. realkilroy

    realkilroy Forum Resident

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    This is a nice one! It's actually available on Spotify.
     
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  8. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    Maybe not absurd, but I was surprised to find out that Jay Ferguson wrote the opening theme for the show The Office (US version).
     
  9. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Forum Resident

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    He's listed as "composer" for NCIS: Los Angeles, too.
     
  10. Steve Litos

    Steve Litos Forum Resident

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    Does the Wikipedia page for The Band cross reference that Beverly D'Angelo was a backup singer for them?

    Is her birthdate of Nov 15, 1951 correct on all sources?

    Here's the link to the 2017 Beverly D'Angelo interview where she explains her singing career:

    https://tv.avclub.com/beverly-d-angelo-on-vacation-thank-god-i-did-that-mov-1798258544

    Wikipedia is edited by anyone in the world who wants to edit a page. Sometimes people put in erroneous info for a variety of reasons (mistyping, drawing an incorrect conclusion, stupidity, humor, protest, etc)

    For example -There's a thread on here by a guy who asked this forum if Marvin Gaye played piano AND drums on his 1962 hit "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow" because "it sounds like his drum style". So the forum member posted it as a "fact" on the Wikipedia page shortly afterwards.
     
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  11. steppednwhat

    steppednwhat I hallucinate on Dr. Pepper

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    He gave me permission to call him "Dave"! :p
     
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  12. steppednwhat

    steppednwhat I hallucinate on Dr. Pepper

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    Oh stop!..... Really. Stop.:D
     
  13. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I wonder if they got a shrubbery...a nice one...not too fancy.
     
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  14. steppednwhat

    steppednwhat I hallucinate on Dr. Pepper

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    Silly kaniggit.
     
  15. ironbutterfly

    ironbutterfly Listening to marky mark in mono

    Heart - what about love ...is a cover originally done by a band called Toronto
     
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  16. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

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    Whilst not the best piece of trivia and it sure is trivial, my favourite piece of trivia is that in the 80's my band used to rehearse in a basement underneath a shop. I later learnt via a local newspaper article that The Spyders From Mars rehearsed preproduction of the Ziggy album in the basement of the shop next door. I'd oft wondered why my band would regularly jam the Ziggy title track back then when I've not really done so before or since. Must have soaked into the walls. T'was a very unglamorous place though. Lol.
     
  17. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

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    The first three songs on Kiss' Unmasked album form an actual question/statement:

    Is that you, Shandi? Talk to me.
     
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  18. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

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    The number of tracks on each side of the Beatles White Album correlates to the number of letters in the last (real) name of each band member...

    Side One - Harrison (8 tracks, 8 letters)
    Side Two - McCartney (9 tracks, 9 letters)
    Side Three - Starkey (7 tracks, 7 letters)
    Side Four - Lennon (6 tracks, 6 letters)

    I couldn't make up this kind of stuff...:D
     
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  19. Radagast

    Radagast Well-Known Member

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    John McLaughlin and Albert Lee, two of the fastest guitar players on the planet, worked in the same music store and were friends. Perhaps in 75 pages this has already been mentioned!
     
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  20. dave9199

    dave9199 Forum Resident

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    Starkey's real last name is Parkin.
     
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  21. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

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    Allow me to amend it to "real songwriting name". :p
     
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  22. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Andrew 'Dice' Clay is on EMF's 'Unbelievable'.
     
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  23. londonflash

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  24. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    I don't recall or don't remember seeing Cale wearing glasses.
     
  25. Mothmanica

    Mothmanica Forum Cryptid

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    What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

    My goodness, there are so many.... Ummm, Here's one of my favorites...

    Ozzy Osbourne
    reportedly thought 'This Is Spinal Tap' was a real documentary about a real band, the first time he saw it.

     

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