The song “Mambo No. 5” was initially chosen for 2000’s Democratic National Convention, but this idea was scrapped due to the line “A little bit of Monica in my life.”
When his boat sank off the Jamaican coast, Chris Blackwell – the producer who first discovered Bob Marley – was found near-death by some Rasta fishermen. They nursed him back to full health, forming a bond with their culture that became the basis for his famous investment in the island’s music.
Keith Richards heard the riff to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in a dream. He woke up, played the riff on a tape recorder and mumbled “I can’t get no satisfaction” and went back to sleep.
A man developed a passionate love for the music of Johnny Cash after being implanted with a brain stimulation device.
According to a study by the British Academy of Sound Therapy the song Weightless by Marconi Union is the most relaxing song ever.
Britney Spears’ music is used by the British Navy to scare off Somali pirates.
Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon earnings were invested in a floating restaurant, a fudge-making hotel, a computer game, a film nobody saw, a skateboard company, a car hire business, and a children’s shoe factory. All complete failures. They fled to France as tax exiles and recorded The Wall.
A shopping mall in Australia is using classical music to stop teenagers from loitering.
There is a metal band called Hatebeak whose lead singer is an African grey parrot.
When Andrew Lloyd Weber was writing the sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera”, a kitten climbed on his digital piano and deleted the entire score.