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Meat Loaf's debut album was issued on a subsidiary label of Motown...

They had to cut and edit the album ("Bat Out of Hell") but still had too much but didn't want to lose any more. To compromise, they sped up the master tapes. Even Meat Loaf has said himself that in the song "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," he sounded like Mickey Mouse.

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Frank Zappa related once in a interview that the inspiration for his distinctive trademark facial hair was Johnny Otis...“It looked good on Johnny Otis, so I grew it.â€

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The rock band, Dynamite Hack, got their name from a line in the 1980 movie Caddyshack.

Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) describes the marijuana he is smoking as "dynamite hack" to Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).

You can watch the scene here:

"Playing Through"

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The video for Arctic Monkey's The View from the Afternoon is based on the story of Buddha

"He was said to have meditated under a tree for days. While he meditated, devils came to seduce and sabotage him but he resisted. Seeing Buddha starve himself in order to attain nirvana, a lady gave him milk to quench the thirst."

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In 1968, while appearing at the Valley Forge Music Fair (Circus) just outside of Philly, David Ruffin of The Temptations demanded that the group change its name to David Ruffin and The Temptations (just as Diana Ross had done with The Supremes). The group said, "How 'bout just David Ruffin?" And with that they fired him. My friend Harvey Holiday (DJ-WOGL) emceed the show that night.

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Cat Stevens has a songwriting credit on the Flaming Lips song Fight Test due to its similarities to Father and Son.

Leonard Cohen has a songwriting credit on R.E.M.'s "Hope" because of the similarities to "Suzanne".

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"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.

Two songs were recorded by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Elvis: "That's Alright, Mama" and "Yesterday".

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"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.

Joe Strummer was born in 1952... WWII ended in 1945...

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Haha, that was funny! :D

Close - The BBC used to send coded messages to the French Resistance during WWII by open radio and their broadcasts would begin with the phrase "London calling".

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Malcolm and Angus Young's older brother George was the guitarist of The Easybeats - and also the co-writer of "Friday on my Mind" and "Love is in the Air"

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It's not as bad as Molly Ringwald turning down the lead role in Pretty Woman, but Tom Jones says he was offered "The Long And Winding Road":

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2012/06/03/sir-tom-jones-reveals-the-beatles-hit-that-was-written-for-him-91466-31099743/

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The line “What if I take my problem to the United Nations?†in PJ Harvey's 'Words That Maketh Murder' was inspired by Eddie Cochran's Summertime Blues.

( and maybe I would have known that myself for sure earlier if I'd actually bought the album (instead of streaming it all the time) and read the album liner notes ;) )

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Betcha didn't know my band opened for The Headstones in the early '90's when they did a little gig here. We were the first of 3 acts to hit the stage. Fun night had by all :rockon:

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