It wasn’t doubts about their relationship which caused Moody Blues drummer Graeme Edge’s girlfriend Sue to refuse to marry him.
Facts about music.
Bernard Sumner’s cousin Gordon (Sting) was due to make a guest appearance on New Order’s song for the 1990 World Cup, ‘World In Motion’, but they fell out over a disputed penalty decision during a Manchester United versus Newcastle game.
King Crimson’s ‘Elephant Talk’ came from a Robert Fripp pun on the introduction to Fats Waller’s ‘Your Feets Too Big’ which stride piano fan Tony Levin would perform on the Chapman Stick.
Who’s that walkin’ round here? Mercy
Sounds like baby patter, baby elephant patter
The lyrics to ‘The Floral Dance’ were written by Kate Moss.
A shared appreciation of The Indigo Girls led the co-founders of crowd funding website Indiegogo to name it in their honour.
Despite the assertion of Dire Straits’ singer and guitarist Mark Knopfler George didn’t in fact know all the chords.
American composer Steve Reich decided it was best not to publish a Third Symphony.
Darts guitarist George Currie has discovered nearly 700 Neolithic and Bronze Age carvings in Scotland. Thankfully this hasn’t led to a concept album.
Del Amitri were named after the band’s founder and keyboard player, Derek, who left before their first Peel session.
The Cure’s song All Cats Are Grey is a rumination by Robert Smith on his colour blindness.