The 20 Most Surprising Classic Rock Facts You Won’t Believe

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1. Led Zeppelin came up with the title “Black Dog” after a gigantic, black labrador walked into their studio.


2. The Doors were the first to advertise a new album on a billboard.



3. The Who drummer, Keith Moon, claims to have given Led Zeppelin their name.


4. Elton John’s given name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.


5. According to the Guinness Book World Records, Queen has the longest- running fan club of all time.


6. Angelina Jolie’s uncle, Chip Taylor, was the songwriter for “Wild Thing.”


7. Jimmy Page dated a 14-year-old girl named Lori Maddox.

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Led Zeppelin via Richard Creamer


8. The Yardbirds gave Clapton his nickname, “Slowhand.


9. Jimi Hendrix was inspired by a dream in which he could walk on water for the song “Purple Haze.”



10. Lynyrd Skynyrd has dedicated “Free Bird” to Allman brother, Duane Allman.


11. Pink Floyd dedicated “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” to former bandmate Syd Barret.


12. It is rumored that Ronnie Van Zant was buried with his Neil Young shirt.



13. AC/DC’s Malcolm Young worked at a bra factory when he was younger.


14. Elvis Presley exchanged his truck for $1 to a man he generously gave a ride to; a truck for a buck.



15. Jimi Hendrix was kicked out of Little Richard’s band for stealing the spotlight and not wearing the uniform.


16. If the song “Empty Spaces” from “The Wall” is played backwards, you can hear the phrase “You have now discovered the secret message of Rock ‘N Roll…please write.


17. Bob Dylan said on his school yearbook that his ultimate dream was being in Little Richard’s band.



18. Two songs were recorded by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Elvis: “That’s Alright, Mama” and “Yesterday.”


19. Axl Rose’s real name is William Bailey.


20. Stevie Ray Vaughan was the guitarist on David Bowie‘s Let’s Dance album. RIP David Bowie…



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