What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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

  1. MrCJF

    MrCJF Best served with coffee and cake.

    United Kingdom
    Oasis were often accused of ripping off The Beatles, but we're actually forced by legal action to give a songwriting credit to the co-creator of "The Rutles"
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  2. dave9199

    dave9199 Forum Resident

    Durham, NC
    Who, in turn, had to give credit to Lennon & McCartney on all of his songs (on the first album anyway).
  3. kaszpar

    kaszpar Member

    American band Coven released an album called Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls in 1969. It not only had a song called "Black Sabbath", but also featured a guy named "Oz Osborne" on bass.
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  4. BlueSpeedway

    BlueSpeedway Forum Resident

    Tight Fit is still going.
    With the original line-up.

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  5. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    I remember reading about Tight Fit.

    The single The Lion Sleeps Tonight was a studio project, the main singer being Roy Ward of City Boy. When the single became a hit, a "band" was hastily assembled for TV appearance etc. and by some lucky happenstance, not only did they look good but they were all decent singers too so the producer, Tim Friese-Green was happy for them to record the next single (Fantasy Island) awhich was another success and by default, almost, they became the band.

    Not sure if that's all true but it's a great story so I hope it is. Glad to know they are still going, too.
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  6. R. Totale

    R. Totale The Voice of Reason

    Tony Glover of early 60s folk combo Koerner, Ray & Glover taught both Mick Jagger and David Johansen to play harmonica.
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  7. ledsox

    ledsox Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA
    The weird lead guitar on The Firm's "Radioactive" was played by Paul Rodgers, not Jimmy Page.
    The guitar figure was derived from an exercise Rodgers had learned from British bluesman Alexis Korner.
    Korner also came up with the name for Rogers band- Free.
    Page had jammed with Korner in the 60s and Robert Plant recorded 2 songs with Korner in 1968.
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  8. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

    I would guess it's a tighter fit now...
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  9. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

    Devon, England
    Elvis would today be seen as the less talented twin. The Tupelo Dave Davies
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  10. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Doubleplus Ungood

    Washington DC USA
    I have actually performed Doc Watson's "Down in the Valley to Pray" to the tune of "War Pigs". It actually works!
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  11. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    That London apt was owned by Harry Nilsson I believe.
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  12. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    I have a feeling that's true :laughup:
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  13. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Forum Resident

    Hollister, CA
    You're thinking of Mama Cass and Keith Moon.
  14. Old Fart At Play

    Old Fart At Play He won't eat it, he hates everything

    Los Angeles
    Yes, Janis Joplin died in a hotel in LA and Bobby Fuller (apparently) died in the parking lot of the apartment building across the street.
  15. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    Always wondered if the 20th Century Christian hymn 'I Am The Lord Of The Dance' was based on (or ripped off from) the old English pastoral song 'The Floral Dance'? Just trying singing the former along to the tune of the latter...surely they didn't Christianise a pagan song of joy?!!!?!!
  16. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    The Eagles 1975 album One Of These Nights, kicks off with the title track, which naturally contains one of these nights in the lyrics.

    The following song is Too Many Hands, which has a lyric, "One of these days, she may not be so good to you."

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  17. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    North Carolina
    And if you play that instrumental song backwards, you'll hear someone say "one of these mornings I'm going to cut you into little evenings!"
  18. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    Ah yes, that would be Journey of the Sorcerer. I will listen for that next time...:D:p
  19. InStepWithTheStars

    InStepWithTheStars It's a miracle, let it alter you

    North Carolina
    Couldn't remember the title and wanted to get that dumb joke out there before the few brain cells that are still firing today fell out of my ears!!
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  20. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Woops my mistake you're right
  21. If I Can Dream_23

    If I Can Dream_23 Forum Resident

    United States
    My four favorite Iron Maiden albums, beginning with Bruce Dickinson's joining the group up through Somewhere In Time, all end with epic songs which also happen to be the longest song on each of the four records...

    Hallowed Be Thy Name (Number Of The Beast) 7:11
    To Tame A Land (Piece Of Mind) 7:29
    Rime Of The Ancient Mariner (Powerslave) 13:39
    Alexander The Great (Somewhere In Time) 8:37
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  22. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

    New England
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  23. Phil12

    Phil12 Radiant Radish

  24. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Just found this out:

    Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is related to 'School House Rock' Composer Bob Dorough:

    Apparently they are 4th cousins, twice removed. Their common ancestor is James L. Dorough 1736-1813. (Bob Dorough - Biography - IMDb )

  25. Zombie Dodge

    Zombie Dodge Forum Resident

    Dartmouth, NS

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