Did you know?

The most number of siblings in one group with a UK hit is eight. They were The Wolfgramm family who were made up of Leroy, Eddie, Eugene, Haini, Rudy, Kathi, Elizabeth and Moana and went under the name The Jets, who had a number five hit in 1987 with Crush On You.

When Elvis Presley’s mother first heard Gene Vincent’s Be-Bop-A-Lula, she mistakenly thought it was her son’s latest single.

When Ian Curtis from Joy Division hung himself in 1980 he was listening to Iggy Pop’s The Idiot.

When Rupert Holmes wrote Escape (The Pina Colada Song), he originally wrote the lyric as ‘If you like Humphrey Bogart and getting caught in the rain’.

At Amy Winehouse’s funeral, the last song played was Carole King’s So Far Away.

British singer Kenny Lynch was the first artist to cover a Beatles’ song when he recorded Misery in early 1963 but it failed to chart. He later wrote Cilla Black’s Love’s Just A Broken Heart and The Small Faces’ Sha-La-Le-La-Lee.

New York newspaper and radio commentator Walter Winchell first coined the term disc jockey in 1934 for radio announcer Martin Block.

The first song known to have used a multi-track recording technique was How High the Moon by Les Paul in 1951.

Adam Ant changed his name from Stuart Goddard after realising who an insect-related moniker worked for The Beatles.

The world’s largest drum kit was built by an American called Dan McCourt. It took 12 hours for a 10-man crew to assemble the 308 pieces for a gig on the 6th December 1994. It consisted of 153 drums, 77 cymbals, 33 cowbells, 12 hi -hats, 8 tambourines, 6 wood blocks, 3 gongs, 3 bell trees, 2 maracas, 2 triangles, 2 rain sticks, 2 bells, 1 ratchet, 1 set of chimes, 1 xylophone, 1 afuche-casaba and a doorbell.