Archive for the 'Music Urban Legends Revealed' Category

Why Did “Woodstock” Songwriter Joni Mitchell Skip Going to Woodstock?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Joni Mitchell skipped Woodstock so that she could appear on The Dick Cavett Show on that Monday. […]

What Bob Dylan Song Was Surprisingly Inspired by Prince?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Bob Dylan’s “Dirty World” was an attempt to write a song “like Prince.” During the height of […]

Was “I Write the Songs” Written About Brian Wilson?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “I Write the Songs” was written about Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. One of the great […]

Did ASCAP Threaten to Sue the Girl Scouts Over Campfire Songs?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: ASCAP tried to have the Girl Scouts pay for copyrighted songs performed around campfire. Just last year, […]

Did Jimmy Page Play Lead Guitar on “You Really Got Me?”

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Jimmy Page plays the famous guitar riff on the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me.” The opening guitar […]

How Close Did “One Shining Moment” Come to Becoming a Football Song?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “One Shining Moment” was nearly played as part of the Super Bowl before becoming a NCAA basketball […]

Was the Band Toto Really Named After Dorothy’s Dog, Toto?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The band Toto was named after Dorothy’s dog, Toto, from The Wizard of Oz. Toto was a […]

Was the Hit 1980s Song “Maniac” Originally Written About a Serial Killer?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “Maniac” was originally written about a serial killer. “Maniac” was a major hit song by Michael Sembello […]

Did Gram Parsons Write “Wild Horses”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Gram Parson wrote “Wild Horses.” Legendary country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons passed away in 1973 at the far […]

Did Axl Rose Having Sex With a Bandmate’s Girlfriend Make It on to the Song, “Rocket Queen”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about music and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: The Guns N’ Roses’ song, “Rocket Queen,” has the sound of Axl Rose having sex with the […]