Musical morsels

Michelle Stephenson was the original fifth member of the Spice Girls, but she left in 1994 and was replaced by Emma Bunton.

Pharrell Williams wrote the song Like I Love You for Michael Jackson, but he turned it down and it was then given to Justin Timberlake.

Before she was famous Jennifer Lopez appeared in Janet Jackson’s video to That’s The Way Love Goes.

Beyonce’s 2006 hit Irreplaceable was originally written by Ne-Yo as a country song with the idea of giving it to Shania Twain or Faith Hill.

Spandau Ballet got their name after the BBC London DJ Robert Elms, who is a friend of Gary Kemp’s, saw the words Spandau Ballet written on the back of a toilet door in a club in Berlin.

The biggest selling single by a female duo is I Know Him So Well by Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige.

In the 1992 film Honeymoon in Vegas, the part of Little Elvis was played by Bruno Mars who was only seven at the time.

Another young appearance: long before she was a member of Girls Aloud, Cheryl Cole (nee Tweedy) appeared in a TV advert for British Gas she was only seven too.

And another youngster: In 1996, when she was just eight, Andrew Lloyd Webber cast Jessica Cornish in the children’s choir for his stage production of Whistle Down The Wind. She later became Jessie J.

Cliff Richard’s real name is Harry Webb, he chose Richard after his hero Little Richard.

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply