Some Christmas week music tiriva for you.

The Everly Brothers debut UK hit Bye Bye Love was rejected over 25 record labels before Cadence Records agreed to sign them.

The Beatles recorded 190 of their 210 songs at Abbey Road studios.

American’s top session drummer, Hal Blaine, played on 41 Billboard number hits.

The UK’s top session drummer, Clem Cattini, played on 42 UK number ones.

The Wamdue Project’s 1999 chart-topper, King of my Castle, is the longest title of a UK number one without repeat letters, 14 in title.

Paul Ramone, Bernard Webb, A Smith, Apollo C Vermouth, Country Hams, Percy Thrillington and The Fireman have all been recording pseudonyms used by Paul McCartney.

The rappers Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, Busta Rhymes and DMX all went to the same high school, it was the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School in Brooklyn, New York.

This is worrying: Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers lost his virginity at the age 12 to his dad’s 18-year-old girlfriend.

Talking of which, the Red Hot Chili Peppers recorded their album Blood Sugar Sex Magik in a house that had previously been owned by Harry Houdini. It was said to be haunted.

Alex James from Blur is an award-winning cheesemaker and has his own cheese farm.

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