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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 18 Mar 20 8.48am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I've heard a few stories in my years about the music industry, some may be truthful, others less likely.

The one that sticks in my mind was something I heard on the radio a few years back (radio 2 or 4, I think)

As Led Zeppelin were being put together as a band.
(and you know the name derived from a music critics comments that the band were going to go down like a lead zeppelin)
Anyways, the story was that Rod Stewart was first choice singer. But Rod turned down the chance, as he believed he would be more successful as a solo artist.
Robert Plant got the gig, as it were.

Anyone got any more

 


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Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

I've heard a few stories in my years about the music industry, some may be truthful, others less likely.

The one that sticks in my mind was something I heard on the radio a few years back (radio 2 or 4, I think)

As Led Zeppelin were being put together as a band.
(and you know the name derived from a music critics comments that the band were going to go down like a lead zeppelin)
Anyways, the story was that Rod Stewart was first choice singer. But Rod turned down the chance, as he believed he would be more successful as a solo artist.
Robert Plant got the gig, as it were.

Anyone got any more

I heard that one about Rod as well. I also heard it was Keith Moon on hearing they were putting a band together said they will go down like a lead balloon which inspired the name.

 


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View nettletoneagle's Profile nettletoneagle Flag market rasen 18 Mar 20 8.55am Send a Private Message to nettletoneagle Add nettletoneagle as a friend

Terry Reid was first offered the job. I've never heard of Rod Stewart being approached

 

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 18 Mar 20 9.18am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Reginald Dwight (Elton John) started out very early as a session pianist.
One of his earliest contributions was to the Roger Hodgson's (later to join Supertramp) track, entitled 'Mr Boyd'. I think Reg and Rog were at the same school

 


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The cake on the cover of the Rolling Stonesí Let it Bleed was baked by Delia Smith.

Jumping Jack Flash was originally the name Keith Richards gave his aged gardener.

Axl Rose is an anagram. His real name is Bill Bailey.

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down sounds as it does because when he wrote it Robbie Robertsonís baby daughter was asleep in the next room and he had to write a quiet song so she didnít wake up.

The lyrics to Suicide is Painless from M*A*S*H were written by director Robert Altmanís 14 year old son Mike. He ended up making more money from it than his dad did for the film.

 

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View OllieMaidstoneEagle's Profile OllieMaidstoneEagle Flag Maidstone, Kent 18 Mar 20 10.27am Send a Private Message to OllieMaidstoneEagle Add OllieMaidstoneEagle as a friend

Axl rose = oral sex. Christie Hynde auditioned for The Damned. Ollieís Dad, Ash

 


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View Jimenez's Profile Jimenez Flag SELHURSTPARKCHESTER,DA BRONX 18 Mar 20 12.50pm Send a Private Message to Jimenez Add Jimenez as a friend

Originally posted by OllieMaidstoneEagle

Axl rose = oral sex. Christie Hynde auditioned for The Damned. Ollieís Dad, Ash

I thought it was Sting!!

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 18 Mar 20 12.56pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Jimenez

I thought it was Sting!!

Only if itís not done right.

 

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The Disgraceland podcast is very good for some of the more shock rock n roll stories. The presenter is a bit annoying but the content balances it out and they're only short. Good for a commute.

 

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View OllieMaidstoneEagle's Profile OllieMaidstoneEagle Flag Maidstone, Kent 18 Mar 20 3.16pm Send a Private Message to OllieMaidstoneEagle Add OllieMaidstoneEagle as a friend

That t*** couldnít audition for coronavirus!!! Ollieís Dad, Ash.

Originally posted by Jimenez

I thought it was Sting!!

 


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and then there was Marianne Faithful way ahead of Scotland with her version of the battered Mars Bar

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 18 Mar 20 4.44pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Reginald Dwight (Elton John) started out very early as a session pianist.
One of his earliest contributions was to the Roger Hodgson's (later to join Supertramp) track, entitled 'Mr Boyd'. I think Reg and Rog were at the same school

Just for a moment I read Roy not Roger Hodgson.

 

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