What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. majorlance

    majorlance Forum Resident

    Collingswood, NJ
    George Clinton was a big fan of prune juice, probably still is. IIRC, he once told an interviewer that even though women found it disgusting, that he'd rather "lose a little p*ssy than be stuffed with ****."
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  2. Farrokh Bulsara, aka Freddie Mercury, was born of Parsi (Persia, ie. Iran) descent in the Sultanate of Zanzibar off the coast of Africa and grew up there and in India until his mid-teens, before moving with his family to Middlesex, England — ultimately forming the band Queen in 1970.
  3. jwb1231970

    jwb1231970 Forum Resident

  4. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    My favorite bit of absurd trivia was Nixon unknowingly smuggling dope into the USSR for Louis. It's almost certainly bogus, but Nixon was a huge Satchmo fan.

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  5. Pavol Stromcek

    Pavol Stromcek Forum Resident

    SF Bay Area

    And Kevin Ayers is the "bugger in short sleeves" who bleeped his wife that Cale sings about in the song "Guts."
  6. profholt82

    profholt82 Resident Blowhard

    West Michigan
    While Tommy James had two songs reach number one in the US pop charts in the late 60s (Hanky Panky & Crimson and Clover, respectively), it would be another 20 years before he made it back to the summit, and he did it twice in consecutive weeks.

    November 14 - "I Think We're Alone Now"
    November 21 - "Mony Mony"

    As recorded by Tiffany and Billy Idol respectively.
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  7. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
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  8. Fill Your Head

    Fill Your Head Forum Resident

    Valladolid Spain
    The singer with the British folk rock group Trees,who was married to radio DJ Pete Drummond,the stoned sounding presenter on that live Tim Buckley album,provided the voice announcing trains on a certain London underground line.I can't remember which but I could find out.
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  9. BZync

    BZync Senior Member

    Los Angeles
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  10. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Canon City, CO.
    Interestingly one of Stills' most commercial songs of that time period "Sit Down, I Think I Love You" was published by
    Screen Gems - Columbia...and that song certainly would've fit on one of The Monkees' first 2 LP's.
    Perhaps it was written originally for The Monkees project.
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  11. "Now don't bogart that marijuana cigarette, Louis!"
  12. Wally Swift

    Wally Swift Yo-Yoing where I will...

    Brooklyn New York
    Did he also invent the rubber boobie?
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  13. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    Al Kooper played the organ on Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" despite never having played the organ before.

    Mark Knoffler (of Dire Straits) played the guitar on "Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies" by "Weird Al" Yankovic, a parody of "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits (Knoffler would only give Al permission to record the parody if he could play guitar).

    In the "Weird Al" Yankovic song "Mr. Popeil" Lisa Popeil (Ron Popeil's sister) provide backing vocals.
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  14. joepepitone

    joepepitone I wonder in the dead of night, how do I rate.

    John Lennon was born on the exact same day as Joe Pepitone - October 9, 1940.
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  15. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    AND... the same day as My WIFE!
    Tori Ricker----- October 9, 1965!
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  16. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    So was Steve Marriott.
  17. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    Boy George wrote the song Unbelievable by EMF

  18. bosto

    bosto Forum Resident

    John Williams, composer of Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc., played piano on many Henry Mancini tracks early in his career including the iconic riff in Peter Gunn.
  19. bcaulf

    bcaulf Forum Resident

    David Johannsen, the same guy who dressed in drag to front proto-punk band New York Dolls came up with a Latin-flavored pop hit in the late 80's under the name Buster Poindexter.
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  20. madpanic

    madpanic Forum Resident

    Really? Everything I've seen has the members of EMF as the writers? What am I missing?
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    PHILLYQ Forum Resident

    Brooklyn NY
    Victor Conte, who became famous for BALCO and PEDs, was at one time the bassist for Tower of Power!
  22. bekayne

    bekayne Forum Resident

    He brought the Power
  23. bagofsoup

    bagofsoup Forum Resident

    New York
    How about that actor Miguel Ferrer played (of all things) drums on The Two Sides of the Moon?

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  24. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

    Paul McCartney's "Yesterday" and "Tomorrow" (from the "Wildlife" album) utilize the exact same chord progression.

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