10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

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To quote Billy Joel “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” I definitely agree with this assessment and most of you who regularly read this blog know that my love for music runs deep, so I’m sharing another batch of random but nteresting Rock Music Facts with you today.

1. Axl Rose used to earn $8 an hour for smoking cigarettes for a science experiment at UCLA.

Axl-Rose-1 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

2. Ten out of the fourteen songs which comprise the Beatles first album “Please Please me” were recorded in little over twelve hours.

The-Beatles 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

3. The rock band Foreigner came up with the idea for their name at the suggestion of Mick Jones. This was because half of the band was English while the other half was American.

Foreigner 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

4. Prior to April 1966, David Bowie had recorded under the name of Davy Jones and The Lower Third.

David-Bowie 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

5. Janis Joplin left $1500 in her will for a funeral party. It was held at The Lion’s Share in San Anselmo, California, on October 26, 1971. The Grateful Dead performed.

Janis-Joplin 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

6. Deep Purple was originally signed to the Tetragrammaton label, a US-based company owned by comedian Bill Cosby.

Deep-Purple 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

7. Sid Vicious died from an overdose of heroin that was bought for him by his mother, who was present when he injected it.

Sid-Vicious 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

8. In 1976 Bruce Springsteen was ejected by security guards at Elvis Presley’s Graceland home after climbing over the wall to get inside to meet Elvis.

Bruce-Springsteen 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

9. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen which contains the famous “mamma mia, mamma mia, mamma mia let me go” line, was knocked off the No.1 position on the UK chart by Abba’s ‘Mamma Mia'(January 1976).

Queen 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

10. While he was in grade school, Chuck Berry went out with a girl who was studying to be a nurse. According to Berry, the girl tricked him into being circumcised.

Chuck-Berry 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts

Well, there you have it, 10 Random and Interesting Rock Music Facts. Hope you have learned something you did not know. If you’ve found something interesting, feel free to share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Sharing is caring after all.

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