Interesting facts

Leo Fender is one of the most famous inventors of electric guitars including the Stratocaster and Telecaster models yet he could not play the guitar himself.

The tension of the 230-odd strings in a grand piano exert a combined force of 20 tonnes on the cast iron frame.

Four weeks ago a track called The Shores of Normandy by Jim Radford entered the chart at number 72 and in doing so he became the oldest living artist to chart. He was 90.

I Write the Songs is a well-known song recorded by most Barry Manilow and David Cassidy yet neither of them wrote it, Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys did.

Gioachino Rossini wrote his aria Di tanti palpiti while waiting for some risotto in a restaurant in Venice.

In 1992, Bruno Mars had a cameo in the film Honeymoon In Vegas as an Elvis Presley impersonator called Little Elvis. He was just four years old.

Up until the end of 2018, the most ‘shazamed’ song was Wake Me Up by Avicii.

Before he was famous, Olly once appeared on Deal or No Deal where he walked away with just £10.

The only band to play on all seven continents is Metallica.

In 2016, Mozart sold more CDs than Beyoncé.

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