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Did you know that the Beatles' song, Hey Jude, was actually addressed to Julian Lennon, John's son? When Paul McCArtney began writing the song, he originally thought of calling it Hey Jules (short for Julian). But he felt that Jude had a nicer ring. The song was the number one song of 1968 and was so popular that the Beatles released a compilation album of the same name. It was the second best selling song of the sixties, second to "The Twist" by Chubby Checker.

Did you know that Buddy Holly wasn't the only star to die in the infamous plane crash of 1959? That's right, Ritchie Valens (La Bamba) and the Big Bopper (Chantilly Lace) also died in that same crash. Waylon Jennings narrowly missed being in the crash himself because he lost a coin toss that would have given him a seat on the plane, had he won. The crash was also the inspiration for Don Mclean's song "American Pie." The line :"The Day the music died" was in reference to the death of Buddy Holly. And the line: "This will be the day that I die" was a slight alteration of a line from Holly's "That'll be the day."

Did you know that five of the top ten songs of the 1970's were from members of the Gibb family? "How Deep Is Your Love", "Stayin' Alive" and "Night Fever" from the Bee Gees and "I Just Want To Be Your Everything", and "Shadow Dancing" from Andy Gibb. Their parents must have been so proud.

Did you know that the version of the hit song "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", that was released by Bachman Turner Overdrive, was not the original version they recorded? No, it wasn't. The original version didn't have the stuttering in it. They sent a copy of the stuttering version to someone they knew who had a stuttering problem, as a joke. But the record label liked that version better and released that instead

Did you know that the Blue Oyster Cult song "Don't Fear The Reaper" is about suicide? There is even a line in reference to the statistics of suicide. The line "40 thousand men and women everyday, another 40 thousand coming everyday, we can be like they are." There is also a reference to Romeo and Juliet, who just so happened to have done themselves in . The song was number 81 in 1976 and their biggest hit. A bit of a contrast from the number 31 song of that year, Captain & Tennile's "Muskrat Love."

Did you know that Aerosmith's hit "Dream on" didn't become a hit until two years after the release of the album from which it came? The song came from Aerosmith's self-titled debut album, which was released in 1974. The song became a hit in 1976 and was number 77 for the year. It has since gone on to be a classic.

Did you know that Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath's guitarist, lost his fingertips on his fretting hand, in a factory accident? It's true, he originally considered giving up playing but was inspired by the likes of Django Reinhardt, who only had limited use of his fretting hand-from an injury of his own. To compensate, Tony wore plastic tips on his fingers, dropped the tuning of his guitar and used light gauge strings. The combination of light gauge strings and a dropped tuning created a dark sound that distinguished them from other bands. Now countless other bands use dropped tunings to emulate the sound Sabbath pioneered. 

Did you know that Led Zeppelin was originally going to be called The New Yardbirds?
You see, Jimmy Page bought the trademark for the Yardbird's name when the group disbanded. So when putting together what was to eventually become known as Led Zeppelin, the name "New Yardbirds" was given consideration. But after further discussion, they realized that their style of music would probably go over like a lead balloon, so they chose Led Zeppelin instead.

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