Musical Urban Legends History

Here are quick descriptions of each of the previous editions of Musical Urban Legends Revealed.

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1. The Kennedys being referred to as “Camelot” came about directly because of the musical Camelot.

2. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s song “Edelweiss” is based on an Austrian folk song.

3. Cole Porter worked on song lyrics while lying crushed underneath a horse.

4. Andrew Lloyd Webber had a hit dance single on the British charts in 1992 with a song about Tetris (featuring music from the video game).

5. Into the Woods was almost made into a film by Jim Henson Productions.

6. Paul Robeson originated the role of Joe (and as a result, first sang the song “Old Man River”) in Show Boat.

7. Richard Rodgers would not let the melody of “Edelweiss” be used for religious hymns.

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