Rock history is rich with interesting facts that sometimes give us a bit more insight into some of our favorite musicians' careers and private lives.
We've looked through Reddit's various rock and history threads to find the most interesting facts about rock history. These are some of our favorites.
- 1157 VOTES
The Doors Recorded Music For A Ford Dealer Training Video
From Redditor u/YourOwnBiggestFan
TIL The Doors' first studio recording was backing music for a Ford dealer training video - it was recorded about 4 months before their debut album.
- 2145 VOTES
Paul McCartney Doesn't Need A Passport For International Travel
From Redditor u/haddock420:
TIL In 1967, Paul McCartney forgot his passport when traveling to France to shoot a music video. He told the agents, ‘You know who I am so why do you need to see a photograph of me in a passport?’ And was let through.
- 3129 VOTES
Phil Collins Performed All 'Tarzan' Songs In 5 Different Languages
From Reddit user u/dvdung1997:
TIL Phil Collins, composer of the soundtrack to Disney's 1999 animated film Tarzan, performed all the songs not only in English, but French, German, Italian, and Spanish as well.
- 4131 VOTES
Pink Floyd Shut Down Heathrow Airport's Airspace With A Giant Pig
From Redditor u/flyingbyson:
TIL the pig on Pink Floyd's "Animals" was an actual 40ft balloon. A marksman had been initially hired on the 1st day to shoot it down, should it break loose--but he was absent on the 2nd. That day, it broke free and flew into Heathrow Airport's airspace, resulting in all flights being cancelled.
- 5106 VOTES
Creed Signed Its First Contract With... Blood
From Redditor u/KaleBrecht
TIL in 1997, Scott Stapp and Brian Marshall of the rock band Creed originally signed their record contract in blood; causing it to need to be reprinted.
- 6116 VOTES
Queen Made More Money Than The Queen Of England
From Redditor u/bonnieweelad:
TIL that the popular rock band 'Queen' are worth more than the Queen Elizabeth II