ROCK FACTS 2

Foo Fighters is what the US air force used to call the OVNIS in the 40’s.

Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” LP was originally released in blue plastic shrink wrap; you could not see the cover unless you bought it.

Two songs were recorded by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Elvis: “That’s Alright, Mama” and “Yesterday”

There is only one line in Pink Floyd’s “One Of These Days.” Nick Mason, the drummer recorded the line … “One of these days, I’m going to cut you into little pieces.” That is the only line he ever sang on a Floyd album.

Cass Elliot (Mama Cass of The Mamas & Papas) and Keith Moon of The Who that died in the apartment of the same singer/songwriter: Harry Nilsson.

The Van Halen brothers were born in the Netherlands and trained as concert pianists. The name of the band was originally Mammoth.

Eddie Van Halen plays the guitar solo in the middle of Michael Jackson’s Beat It..

The memorable reverse-echo effect on Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” (Woman…. you need) was actually do to track bleed-through that sound-engineer Eddie Kramer couldn’t get rid of, and so added reverb to

The group UB40 (That’s right! Red, Red Wine..) took their name from the form used by the unemployment office in Britain.

Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited” is named after the route that goes through Bob’s home state, Minesota, and enters the Mississippi delta.

The solo in The Beatle’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is played by Clapton.

Van Halen’s “5150” is named after Eddie’s Peavey 5150 amp, which is built exclusively for him.

Black Sabbath’s guitarist, Tony Iommi, lost part of two fingers in a “work accident”, and it seemed the band was over. However, he managed to continue playing using a device which made his two stump fingers “longer”, and tuning the guitar three steps down in order to loosen the strings and bend them more easily. His first song with his new “style” was a damn good one: “Iron Man

On march 20th 1991, Eric Clapton’s son Connor fell out of a balcony in his New York department. The sad, beautiful and chick-magnet song “Tears In Heaven” is dedicated to him (along with “The Circus Left The Town”).

Jimi created “Little Wing” in only 145 seconds! that’s only two minutes and a half! pretty much the same as the song’s lenght

London Calling” was part of a catch phrase (“Good morning America, this is the London Calling!”) of a BBC show during World War II, of which the The Clash’s guitarists Joe Strummer was a fan.

Van Halen’s “5150” is named after Eddie’s Peavey 5150 amp, which is built exclusively for him

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