Depeche Mode is named after the magazine of the same name and that name roughly translates as Fashion News.More than 2,500 cover versions of The Beatles' "Yesterday" exist, making it the most recorded song in history.Gene Simmons of KISS is a former elementary school teacher.James Brown's wife tried to get her traffic tickets dismissed because of "diplomatic immunity" in June of 1988. She claimed her husband is the official "ambassador of soul". She lost the case.Ian Curtis from Joy Division used to have seisures on stage that people used to think were just part of the act.Jimi Hendrix was thrown out of high school for holding the hand of a white girl in class."La Bamba" , the 1958 million seller for Ritchie Valens is a traditional song that can be traced back as far as the 14th century. The tune was picked up by the people of Mexico after they heard homesick African slaves singing about their village of "Mamamba" in the 1800s.A total of one million tickets, valued at US$40 million (25,078,370), were sold on the first day (March 25, 2000) for *NSync's No Strings Attached 2000 US tour, selling out 51 of their 52 dates. This makes the tour the fastest selling in history.Although it is often considered a Rock and Roll anthem, "My Generation" by The Who, only reached # 74 on the U.S. record chart.At age 47, the Rolling Stones' bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with 13-year old Mandy Smith, with her mother's blessing. Six years later, they were married, but the union only lasted seventeen months. Not long after, Bill's 30-year-old son Stephen married Mandy's mother, age 46. That made Stephen a stepfather to his former stepmother, Mandy.Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson once had a giant sandbox built around his piano, so he could feel the sand beneath his feet for song writing inspiration.British band Def Leppard played on three continents - Africa, Europe, and North America, on October 23, 1995. Each of the concerts lasted for at least one hour and was attended by 200 or more people. The first began at 12.23 am in Morocco. The band then flew to London for the second concert and finished in Vancouver, Canada, at 11.33 pm on the same day.
Dark Side of The Moon (A Pink Floyd album) stayed on the top 200 Billboard charts for 741 weeks. That's 14 years.
By: Martin Petkovski