Quick facts

Kurt Cobain once worked as a lifeguard at a YMCA.

In 1955 Johnny Mathis was a high jumper and was then ranked 85th in the world.

The record for the longest note held by a female singer on a UK hit single is Donna Summer on here duet hit with Barbra Streisand –No More Tears (Enough Is Enough). She holds the note for 16.7 seconds.

Burt Bacharach used to own a pet duck named Quack Quackerach

Elaine Paige one made an appearance in the 70s soap Crossroads as well as appearing in the 1968 film Oliver.

Rick Nelson was killed in a plane crash in 1985, that plane was originally owned by Jerry Lee Lewis who sold it after he had a premonition that it would crash on its next journey.

Before becoming Elvis Presley’s agent, Colonel Tom Parker ran a troupe of dancing chickens

The Eagles guitarist Don Felder used to give guitar lessons to Tom Petty.

At a party in Los Angeles, Groucho Marx, in jest, once jokingly pointed his index fingers at Elton John, as if holding a pair of pistols. Elton put his hands up and said, “Don’t shoot me, I’m only the piano player,” which inspired the title of his 1973 album.

The original Village People line-up were recruited from an advert that read Macho types wanted: must have moustache.

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