Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rock And Roll Facts

Van Halen's "5150" is named after Eddie's Peavey 5150 amp, which is built exclusively for him.

Jimi got the inspiration for "Purple Haze" after having a dream where he could walk underwater.

B.B. King's beautiful guitar is a Gibson ES-355, but is known as Lucille.

In Freddie Mercury's video "The Great Pretender", one of the women that sing with him is actually the band's drummer Roger Taylor disguised as one.

Ummagumma (a Pink Floyd cd) is (british) slang for sex.

Foo Fighters is what the US air force used to call the OVNIS in the 40's.

Eddie Van Halen plays the guitar solo in the middle of Michael Jackson's Beat It.

The group UB40 (That's right! Red, Red Wine..) took their name from the form used by the unemployment office in Britain.

Stevie Ray Vaughan was the guitarist on David Bowie's "Let's Dance" album.

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