Interesting facts about music and musicians.

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Freddie Mercury dropped out of a duet with Michael Jackson in the 80s because he felt uncomfortable working while Jackson’s pet llama was in the studio.

Police in Belfast, Northern Ireland used music from ice cream van to calm angry teen rioters. And it actually work!

In “Hey Jude” by The Beatles Paul McCartney messes up and says “f#cking hell!” It’s audible in most versions.

The baby noises heard in “Magic Dance” in The Labyrinth were dubbed over by David Bowie himself because he thought that the actual baby could not preform as required!

The original version of “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers did not chart on the UK Singles Chart until 2009, 38 years after its release.

Carl Sagan wanted to include the Beatles “Here Comes the Sun” on the golden record sent into space on the Voyager spacecraft. The Beatles said yes, EMI said no.

In Australia, Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” only reached 3rd place in the charts but Weird Al’s “Eat it” reached 1st place.

The Sex Pistol’s “God Save the Queen”, released during her silver jubilee, was considered controversial by the BBC and its spot on the top hits charts was left as an empty space.

A Sea Organ in Croatia continuously plays music powered by waves that flow through tubes located underneath a set of large marble steps.

The Beatles helped end racially segregated concerts by refusing to play at segregated events.

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