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#FunFacts | Elton John Music Facts

In 1973, Elton John was at No.1 on the US album chart with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, the singer’s seventh album and third US No.1. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville, the album contains the Marilyn Monroe tribute, “Candle in the Wind”, as well as three successful singles: “Bennie and the Jets”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, and “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”. Reginald Kenneth Dwight had arrived. America loved him, the world loved him. Reginald was raised in Pinner, Middlesex in the council house of his maternal grandparents. He was educated at Pinner Wood Junior School, Reddiford School, and Pinner...

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Introducing: Inner Call – #InnerCall @InnerCall

The Inner Call was born “On the rocks” in Salvador / Bahia, in their line-up, are musicians from other bands known in the local scene, as Slavery, Postmortem and Facção. But as we discovered there are several other bands and many different places with the same name we decided to change the band’s name to “Inner Call,” which is also the name of a song that had already composed. Also in Salvador was released the first record of the band, the demo-tape: “on the roads” second half of 2009. The band had good rebound with that demo, even being...

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#FunFacts | Stevie Wonder Music Facts

On 16th Oct 1976, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs In The Key Of Life’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, featuring the tracks ‘Sir Duke’, ‘I Wish’, ‘Pastime Paradise’ and ‘Isn’t She Lovely’. An ambitious double LP with a 4-song bonus EP, Songs in the Key of Life became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of his career. It was Wonder’s third US No.1 and became the second best-selling album of 1977 in the U.S., only behind Fleetwood Mac’s blockbuster Rumours. Many musicians have remarked on its influence on their own work. Elton John said, “Let me...

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#FunFacts | ABBA Music Facts

1 Benny Andersson became (at age 18) a member of a popular Swedish pop-rock group, the Hep Stars, that performed covers, amongst other things, of international hits. The Hep Stars were known as “the Swedish The Beatles“ 2 In June 1966, Ulvaeus and Andersson decided to write a song together. Their first attempt was “Isn’t It Easy to Say”, a song later recorded by The Hep Stars. 3 A competition to find a suitable name for the group was held in a Gothenburg newspaper. The group was impressed with the names “Alibaba”, “FABB”, and “Baba”, but in the end...

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#FunFacts | Woodstock Festival

On August 15th 1969, the first day of the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair was held on Max Yasgur’s 600 acre farm in Bethel in New York, about 80 miles North of New York City. Attended by over 400,000 people, the Woodstock Festival was one of the most pivotal moments in popular music history. But it could’ve been so different. The men behind Woodstock were Michael Lang, (who had organized the largest festival on the East Coast at the time, the Miami Pop Festival), John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, and Artie Kornfeld. It was Roberts and Rosenman who had the...

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