Archive for the 'Music Urban Legends Revealed' Category

How Did a Radio Jingle Save Wheaties?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies 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 cereal Wheaties was saved from termination by a radio jingle. There always needs to be some [...]

Did Wrigley Adapt Chris Brown’s “Forever” For a Doublemint Gum Commercial?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Doublemint gum adapted Chris Brown’s “Forever” into a gum commercial. Whether you think you are familiar with [...]

Did the Rolling Stones Almost Not Release “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” Because Keith Richards Thought It Sounded Like Another Song?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies 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 Rolling Stones almost did not release “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” because Keith Richards felt that [...]

Was AC/DC Named After a Slang Term for Bisexuality?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: AC/DC was named after a slang term for bisexuality or a sly satanic reference. As I mentioned [...]

Was Angus Young Really Still a Teenager When AC/DC Signed Their First Record Contract?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Angus Young was still a teenager when AC/DC signed their first record contract. AC/DC is a highly [...]

Did Paul Anka Get the Publisher’s Rights for “My Way” for Free?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Paul Anka got the publisher’s rights to “My Way” for free. As I discussed in a recent [...]

Was The Crystals’ Hit “He’s a Rebel” Not Actually Performed by the Crystals?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies 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 Crystals’ “He’s a Rebel” was not performed by The Crystals The Crystals formed in the early 1960s [...]

Did Kanye West Write “Gold Digger” After Seeing Jamie Foxx Play Ray Charles in Ray?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: Kanye West wrote “Gold Digger” after seeing Jamie Foxx play Ray Charles in “Ray.” “Gold Digger” was [...]

Was “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” Originally Written About Prohibition?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)” was originally about the repeal of Prohibition. By the middle of [...]

Did David Bowie Adapt the Song Paul Anka Used for “My Way” BEFORE Anka Wrote “My Way”?

Here is the latest in a series of examinations into urban legends about movies and whether they are true or false. Click here to view an archive of the movie urban legends featured so far. MUSIC URBAN LEGEND: David Bowie adapted the song Paul Anka used to write “My Way” before Anka! In 1967, Claude [...]