'The Independent Music Show Magazine' September 2022 | Page 14

Weird Music History

Freddie Mercury allegedly snuck Princess Diana into a gay club back in the '80s by dressing her up in an

army jacket and sunglasses.

Think you know everything there is to know about music? Prepare to be blown away as we take a look at some of the most interesting, unbelievable facts about musicians and the music industry.

1. Dolly Parton wrote the legendary songs "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You" in the same day.

2. Harry Styles accidentally bit the tip of his tongue off when he experimented with mushrooms during the recording of Fine Line. He told Rolling Stone in 2019: "I was trying to sing with all this blood gushing out of my mouth. So many fond memories."

3. Childish Gambino got his rap name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.

4. Kurt Cobain wrote the 1993 Nirvana hit "Heart-Shaped Box" about his wife's (Courtney Love) vagina.

5. Mariah Carey insured her legs and vocal cords for $35 million each, totaling $70 million altogether.

6. Taylor Swift was actually named after legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor.

7. Prince loved the TV show New Girl so much, he asked Zooey Deschanel if he could be a guest star on it.

8. Before Panic! at the Disco made it big on their own, they used to be a Blink-182 cover band.

9. Lauryn Hill is the *only* woman in hip-hop who has won the Grammy for Album of the Year.

Hill won in 1999 for the legendary album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

10. Adele and Jessie J went to the same performing arts high school and used to sing together during lunch.

11. Elvis Presley was actually a natural blonde and his stylist dyed his hair dark in the '50s by mixing shampoo, vitamin capsules, aloe vera, and herbs together.

12. Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard soundtrack is the best-selling soundtrack album of all time.

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin is actually a cover of an Otis Redding song. Franklin rewrote the lyrics because the song originally had a misogynistic tone and now it's one of the most famous female anthems of all time.

Aretha Franklin - Respect [1967] (Aretha's Original Version)