Rock Facts

Def Leppard’s drummer, Rick Allen, lost an arm in a car crash in the mid-eighties.

“Smells Like Teen Spirit” was the name of a deodorant brand.

Elton John’s real name is Reg Dwight.

Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” is dedicated to the band’s former leader Syd Barret. Syd used to be the leader…until his schizophrenia and the LSD started to catch up with him, and he became rather insane.

On march 20th 1991, Eric Clapton’s son Connor fell out of a balcony in his New York department. The song “Tears In Heaven” is dedicated to him

Elvis liked being generous. Once, when he was driving his truck, he exchanged it with a man who admired it for a dollar.

“Yesterday” first appeared in 1965. By 1967, there were 466 versions of the song. Nowadays there are more than 4000 versions.

Lynyrd Skynyrd took their name from a high school teacher named Leonard Skinner who had suspended several students for having long hair.

The name AC/DC was suggested by Angus and Malcolm’s sister Margaret Young, who saw a label that read AC/DC on the back of a vacuum cleaner

Sting’s real name is Gordon Summer.

The Van Halen brothers were born in the Netherlands and trained as concert pianists.

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

The money used to score the heroin that killed Sid Vicious was given to him by his mother, who was under the impression he was going to use the money to just buy cocaine

When asked if he thought Ringo was the best drummer in the world, John Lennon replied “Ringo’s not even the best drummer in The Beatles.”


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