Archive For The “Music” Category

Which Band Was Called Pectoralz?

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Coldplay

FACT OF THE DAY: This six-time Grammy award winning band first started performing under the name Pectoralz. They then switched to the name Starfish. Finally they settled on Coldplay.

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Roger Taylor In Genesis?

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Roger Taylor

FACT OF THE DAY: Roger Taylor is the well-known drummer of the band Queen. Back in 1970, he could have become the drummer for another now known band, Genesis. Thankfully he went with Queen. Phil Collins ended up becoming the drummer for Genesis.

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Song “Hero” Wasn’t for Mariah

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Mariah Carey

FACT OF THE DAY: “Hero” is the October 1993 hit single released by Mariah Carey. Written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, the song was featured on the Music Box album. The song would spend four weeks at the top of the Billboard charts. The song was originally intended for fellow female superstar Gloria Estefan.

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Who Was Johnny and the Moondogs?

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The Beatles

FACT OF THE DAY: Johnny and the Moondogs was the brief group name for the Beatles. Johnny was John Lennon and the Moondogs were Paul (McCartney), Ringo (Starr), and George (Harrison).

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Shorter Life Expectancy

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Musicians

FACT OF THE DAY: According to a recent Australian study, the life expectancy of a musician is much shorter than that of the average person. It was calculated that the life expectancy difference is about 20-25 years less for the musical ones.

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Why Is It Called A Piano?

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Piano Keys

FACT OF THE DAY: The piano was invented in Italy in the early 1700’s by Bartolomeo Cristofori. The original name for this new instrument was “piano et forte”, which means ‘soft and loud’. Cristofori then shortened it to piano.

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Lorde’s Inspiration for “Royal”

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Lorde

FACT OF THE DAY: Lorde’s inspiration for the smash hit Royals was a picture of former MLB All-Star and Kansas City Royals 3rd Baseman George Brett. The picture, featured in a National Geographic magazine, showed Brett signing autographs while wearing his uniform.

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General Noriega Hates Heavy Metal

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FACT OF THE DAY: Let’s take a trip back in time to 1989. Panamanian dictator General Manuel Noriega was in charge and he was avoiding capture by the United States military. US military had in trapped in the Vatican embassy in Panama City. How did they get him to come out? By blasting heavy metal music. After some AC/DC, The Clash, and Van Halen to name a few, Noriega surrendered.

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Rick Astley Was In the FBI

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FACT OF THE DAY:  Rick Astley, the British singer who made it #1 worldwide in 1987 with his hit song “Never Gonna Give You Up” was once in the FBI. Yes, that is a true statement.

However, it’s not the FBI that you are thinking. He was not a member of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was a member of a local British band called the FBI.  

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Johnny Cash Only Had 3 Voice Lessons

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Johnny Cash

FACT OF THE DAY:  Johnny Cash [Feb. 26, 1932 – Sept. 12, 2003] is/was/will always be a legendary and popular singer-songwriter. Known as The Man In Black, and for hit songs such as Walk the Line and Ring of Fire, he is also known for his baritone voice.

Cash only had 3 voice lessons before he was told to stop. The voice teacher told Johnny to stop taking lessons and to “Always do it your way.”

It’s safe to say that was very good advice!

 

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