What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. astro8585

    astro8585 Well-Known Member

    The Beatles began recording their first album at virtually the same time that poet Sylvia Plath was found dead two miles away on 11 Feb. 1963.
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  2. lavalamp3

    lavalamp3 Forum Resident

    One of the biggest UK stars of the early 60s was named Heinz.

    He died at 57.
  3. astro8585

    astro8585 Well-Known Member

    I see now that this has been previously mentioned. I'd discovered this after wondering if she had or might have heard the Beatles. She was at Cambridge in the late 50s so curious if there's any connection to anyone related to Pink Floyd.
  4. Bill007

    Bill007 Forum Resident

    Boynton Beach, Fla
    Jimi Hendrix opening for the Monkees
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  5. atrocity

    atrocity Well-Known Member

    Thank you for this. I just digitized a kiddie 78 I've had since around 1965 and realized that Roy Hallee is credited. I came here to ask "Is that the same..?" and found this thread![​IMG]
  6. ogdens_sliced

    ogdens_sliced Active Member

    Apparantly, the inventor of liquid paper birthed enough musicians to form a band.
    Correction required?
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  7. ogdens_sliced

    ogdens_sliced Active Member

    And combined with other substances may cause some to throw a whitey...
  8. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    Bob Dylan traded an original Andy Warhol screen-print for a sofa ! The lucky recipient was his manager Albert Grossman. This was the mid-60s. Bob was taking a lot of drugs at the time - allegedly.
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  9. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

    Perth Australia
    Bob might have got the better end of the deal. Taking all those drugs, he probably needed a good lie down from time to time - and you can't really lie down on a screen-print.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
  10. Williamson

    Williamson Forum Resident

    I never thought of it like that :)
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  11. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    That's okay. Some people were buying silkscreen prints in 1964 (when they were 15 bucks a pop)and using them as wrapping paper for gifts.:eek:
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  12. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    The Beatles, the Who, and the Kinks all released 'I Need You' in the mid-sixties (1965-66)... and they were all different songs.
  13. jimac51

    jimac51 A mythical beast.

    Lew Davies,credited on that kiddie 78,was Enoch Light's go-to arranger for Command Records and Project 3,including Command's Persuasive Percussion series. And that label,Wonderland Records,was started by Bill Grauer who also co-founded Riverside Records with Orrin Keepnews. For folks not familiar with Riverside-this was the home for Thelonious Monk,Cannonball Adderley,Bill Evans,Sonny Rollins,as well as Wes Montgomery and his brothers.
    Thanks to my folks,I,too,have a copyright of 1951,late Dec.
  14. bagofsoup

    bagofsoup Forum Resident

    New York
    Billie Eilish’s mother was an actress who would be familiar to X-Files fans. She also taught improv to Will Ferrell, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.
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  15. edenofflowers

    edenofflowers A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!

    Coincidence or something more sinister at play? o_O :unhunh:

    Was he big on the variety circuit and were some of his songs a bit saucy? :angel:
  16. Derek Slazenger

    Derek Slazenger Specs, rugs & rock n roll

    Red Hot Chili Peppers have never even been to California. They're from South Dakota.
  17. Timmy84

    Timmy84 Forum Resident

    North Carolina
    Don't know how true this is - cause of the man telling it - but Rick James claimed once that he met Salvador Dali at a party and he scribbled an image of Rick on his napkin. Rick somehow forgot about it the next day when he went swimming and it melted.
  18. segue

    segue Forum Resident

    The enthusiastic audience applause on The Last Waltz may have been used on more than one live album...

  19. Buddybud

    Buddybud Paisley DayGlo Freak!

    Dave Stewart is not Dave Stewart
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  20. popcorn1

    popcorn1 Forum Resident

    have heard multiple times that the crowd noise/ap[plause on The Outsiders live album was actually dubbed from beach boys live album....
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  21. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

    Bob giving that Silver Elvis away is--without question--the worst financial mistake he made in his entire life. The last time a Silver Elvis came up for auction it sold for 53,000,000 USD.

    Andy Warhol (1928-1987) , Double Elvis [Ferus Type]

    Bob: I once traded an Andy Warhol “Elvis Presley” painting for a sofa, which was a stupid thing to do. I always wanted to tell Andy what a stupid thing I done, and if he had another painting he would give me, I’d never do it again.

    Bob Dylan & the Strange Journey of Warhol’s Silver Elvis

    "Leaving the Factory, Dylan and company hiked the Double Elvis, which already was a valuable piece of art in 1965, to the top of his station wagon and drove off. Reports eventually floated back to Warhol that Dylan had thrown the Elvis in a closet, had hung it upside down, or was using it as dart board, all apparently designed to show his disdain for Warhol. One apocryphal story claimed that Dylan had somehow arranged to have a hose come through Elvis’ crotch so the painting could urinate on command. “Gee, that’s worth a lot of money,” Andy said upon being told that piece of gossip. “He shouldn’t have done that.”

    In reality, Dylan hadn’t damaged the painting, but he had gotten rid of it. All accounts — including from Dylan himself — have him trading the Elvis to his manager Albert Grossman for a sofa, a decision he’d come to regret. Grossman’s widow, Sally, later sold the painting at auction for a reported $750,000.

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  22. Carl Steward

    Carl Steward Forum Resident

    Castro Valley, CA
    The 1950s hit "It's All In The Game" by Tommy Edwards, which has been covered many, many times by top artists, was originally written in 1911 by Charles Dawes, who subsequently became Vice President of United States under Calvin Coolidge. Actually, Dawes just wrote the tune and entitled it "Melody in A Major.: The lyrics came later 40 years later from Carl Sigman, a failed lawyer turned songwriter. Sigman ultimately wrote several significant songs, perhaps most notably "Where Do I Begin," the theme from Love Story, which was initially written with words but became most popular in instrumental form.
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  23. Carl Steward

    Carl Steward Forum Resident

    Castro Valley, CA
    That Glen Campbell nearly became a Beach Boy.
  24. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    I guess he'll never win the Nobel Prize for Hanging Onto Valuable Artworks, eh, fellas? Am I right?
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  25. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

    I think that's pretty accurate! Of course, no one could have predicted that the Warhol market would explode the way it did...but still, as Bob himself said it was a very "stupid thing to do"!

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