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WEIRD MUSIC FACTS

CAR RADIOS
"HEAVY PEDAL" MUSIC

In 1958, fans of rock and roll music were warned that tuning into music on the car radio could cost you more money. Researchers from the Esso Gas Company said the rhythm of rock and roll can cause the driver to be foot heavy on the pedal, making them waste fuel. What a gas!

BRIAN MAY - BE
A REAL ROCK "STAR"

Brian May, the great guitarist in Queen, has a PhD in astrophysics, a branch of astronomy, from Imperial College. I guess that's why he's a ... rock "star" (rimshot please).

CHUCK BERRY THE "HAIR RAISER"

Early rock legend Chuck Berry graduated from beauty school with a degree in hairdressing and cosmetology. Quite a hair-raising fact!

sMOOOOOOOthing MUSIC FOR COWS

Studies show that cows produce more milk when listening to relaxing music. I wonder if they like smoooooth jazz?

TRUE ROOTS OF ELVIS

Elvis didn’t naturally have black hair. He was born a blond. He started occasionally dying it black when he was in high school and eventually just always kept it black. I guess blondes aren't the only ones who have more fun!

THE BEATLES IN SPACE

The Voyager "Golden Records" were phonograph records in the Voyager spacecrafts launched in 1977. The purpose was to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth to intelligent life in the universe who found them...and who had a record player of course. Anyroad, astronomer Carl Sagan worked on the project and he wanted “Here Comes the Sun” included on the records and The Beatles liked the idea. But EMI refused to release the rights (probably because of the copyright infringing habits of aliens) and so it was not included.

THE BEACH BOYS SANDBOX

Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson once had a giant sandbox built around his piano, so he could feel the sand beneath his feet for song writing inspiration.I'm a paragraph. I'm a great place for you to let your users know a little more about me. Double click me to change me and add your own content. To customize me and change my font click on the Design tab in the property panel.

400 MONKEES SITTING IN A ROOM

Over 400 musicians applied for a part in The Monkees, including Stephen Stills, Harry Nilsson and John Sebastian.

 

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