When The Beach Boys "Kokomo" went to number one in the U.S. in 1988, it had been 22 years since their last chart topper, "Good Vibrations".Warner Communications paid $28 million for the copyright to the song "Happy Birthday."The most single-stroke drumbeats played in one minute is 1,026, achieved by Johnny Rabb of the USA, on April 28, 2000, at the Nashville Music Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.The largest paying audience ever attracted by a solo performer was an estimated 180,000 - 184,000, in the Maracan Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at a Paul McCartney concert held on April 21, 1990.Rod Stewart's free concert at Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on New Year's Eve, 1994, reportedly attracted an audience of 3.5 million.The first record to sell a million copies was "Chattanooga Cho-Cho" by The Glen Miller Orchestra in 1942.The first group to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were The Coasters.The first DJ to scratch was DJ Grand Wizard Theodore I at the age of thirteen.Chuck Berry holds a degree in cosmetology.The normal intelligible outdoor range of the male human voice in still air is 180 meters (200 yd). Silbo, the whistled language of the Spanish-speaking inhabitants of the Canary Island of La Gomera, is intelligible under ideal conditions at 8 km (5 miles). There is one recorded case of the human voice being detectable at a distance of 17 km (10.5 miles) across still water at night.The record payment for a musical manuscript is $4.1 million, paid by James Kirkman at Sotheby's, London, England, on May 22, 1987, for a bound volume of nine complete symphonies in Mozart's handwriting. Consisting of 508 pages, the book was sent in for auction by a private anonymous collector. Sotheby's reportedly described it as "the most important music manuscript to be auctioned this century".Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Serge Tankian of System Of A Down were in a high school band together named "Electric Sheep" after the book that inspired Blade Runner, "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?"In 1996, Ringo Starr appeared in a Japanese advertisement for apple sauce, which coincidentally is what "Ringo" means in Japanese.While playing at Hollywood's Palladium in 1972, the guitarist in Chuck Berry's backup band was replaced by another waiting backstage. The new musician played so loudly that Berry stopped in the middle of a song and asked the first guitar player to come back out. Unknown to Berry, the one he kicked off stage was Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones.
While playing in front of a large lake at the Crystal Palace Bowl in London in 1970, Pink Floyd played so loud, a number of fish were killed.