Interesting musical facts

The first artist to solely write and record his own American number one hit was Buddy Knox, his song Party Doll topped the chart in March 1957.

The first artist to solely write and record his own British number one hit was Russ Conway, his tune Side Saddle topped the exactly two years later in March 1959.

Joy Division’s late lead singer Ian Curtis’s dog was called Candy which was named after the Velvet Underground song, Candy Says.

The X Factor TV theme tune was composed by Andy Love who was a former member of the boy band Northern Line.

Herb Alpert is the only artist to have a American number one singles in both vocal and instrumental forms. The vocal was This Guy’s in Love With You in 1968 and an instrumental was Rise in 1979.

The ‘Beastie’ in Beastie Boys is meant to be an acronym for Boys Entering Anarchistic States Towards Internal Excellence.

Black Sabbath’s Paranoid was written in 20 minutes to fill a three minute gap on their forthcoming album.

The first UK hit version of With A Little Help From My Friends was by Joe Brown.

The Four Aces’ 1955 hit Love Is A Many Splendored Thing was the first American number one that was specifically written for a motion picture.

Jake Roche from Rixton is the son of Shane Ritchie and Coleen Nolan.

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