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Neil Young’s Legal Problems, The Worst Cover Song Ever…And More Rock and Roll Minutiae

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Neil Young was arrested for murder in 1969
after confessing “Down by the river, I shot my baby.”
The case never went to trial because the only
solid evidence the prosecution had
was the lyric sheet from the album.

 

The Eagles once planned to open a real
Hotel California. The idea was scrapped
after Don Henley and Glen Frey had a huge fight
over which one of them was going to be the concierge.

 

Worst Cover Song Ever:
“Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud” by Olivia Newton-John.

 

M.C. Hammer wrote the song “U Can’t Touch This”
after spending a weekend at the immaculate home
of his Aunt Bertha, a neat freak.

 

KISS urged the youth of America to
“Rock and roll all night and party every day.”
Canadian officials thought those lyrics
set a bad example for kids,
so they made the group add in the line
“Plus eat 3 meals a day and get a good night’s sleep.”

 

Whatever happened to Jeremy from the Pearl Jam song?
Speaking in class that day gave him the confidence he badly needed.
Jeremy actually spoke in class for ten straight days after that,
then was silent for two days, absent for a day due to a cold,
then he spoke again for three straight days….
(The full list can be seen at www.JeremySpokeInClassToday.org)

 


 

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