So you thought you knew about music?
Ever wonder why Pete Townsend of The Who smashed his guitars up so aggressively in concert?
It could be because The Who has never scored a number 1 hit in either North America or Britain. Their highest hit was just inside the top ten and was “I Can See for Miles” It was number 10 in the UK and 9 in the USA.
Did he use cheap copy guitars to smash an estimated 87 of them to pieces?
No. There were at least 23 Fender Stratocasters, 21 Gibson SGs and12 Gibson Les Pauls Deluxe
Aaliyah, a respected 22 year old R & B singer and actress, died on August 25 2001 in a plane crash.
Her single “More Than a Woman” was knocked off the Number 1 spot in the UK singles charts by George Harrisons “My Sweet Lord” who died of cancer in 2001.
This is the only time in, UK chart history that, posthumously, one artist has taken over the number one spot from another.
Planning a Birthday Bash? Pondering how much to spend? Then think again!
If you’re planning to sing “Happy Birthday to You” you might have to spend more than you anticipated.
The song “Happy Birthday To You” is not a public-domain composition, despite the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records declaring it to be the most recognised song in the English language.
The melody was written, in 1893, by two kindergarten school teachers, sisters, Patty and Mildred Hill from Kentucky for the song “Good Morning to All.”
The Summy Company, who owned the publishing rights of “Good Morning to All”, copyrighted “Happy Birthday to You” in 1935 as a song for hire.
Eventually Time Warner Corporation bought the rights in 1998.
So now a single use in a film or TV programme will cost around $10,000!