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I have heard that Buddy was very rough on the players in his band. He demanded perfection or else!
Soldier Gadd playing Cissy Strut (The Meters) with the US Army Field Band
Mr. Rich had a reputation for being...ummm...not a particularly pleasant person.
Creedence Clearwater Revival holds the record for the most #2 songs on the U.S. Billboard charts with 5 without ever scoring a #1 Billboard chart hit. However, they did have a #1 hit on the U.S. Cashbox charts and numerous #1 hits in other countries.
Their 5 #2 Billboard chart hits were:
Bad Moon Rising
Lookin’ Out My Back Door
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has had many member changes since the early 1960s after the original lineup split. There have been some notable members who had success in other bands before joining The Four Seasons such as:
Jerry Corbetta - Singer, keyboardist, and songwriter for Sugarloaf joined Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as a keyboardist, singer, and musical director from about 1980 through 1984.
Don Ciccone - Singer, guitarist, and songwriter for The Critters became a member of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from 1973–1981. He played guitar and bass and also contributed lead falsetto vocals to songs including "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "Rhapsody".
Warren Ham - Singer and saxophonist for Bloodrock, A.D., Black Rose, and a touring member of many top acts was with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from 1996 to 2000.
Sheryl Crow was a music teacher in St. Louis for a time before moving to Los Angeles. She sang backup on Michael Jackson's Bad tour. She also sang backup for Sting, Rod Stewart, and Don Henley.
Musician, singer, songwriter, producer, manager, etc. Jude Cole is married to Lori Pfeiffer, the younger sister of Michelle Pfeiffer. In addition to having his own hit songs, he has written and produced and played on songs with other well-known acts including co-writing many hits for Lifehouse. He and friend and business partner, actor Keifer Sutherland, formed and own Ironworks Studio and Ironworks Records.
Here are a couple of his own hits.
Kurt & Ratt? I don't know about that one
Jimmy later revealed that he was joking on this post as all of this information is completely false.
I did not. Fake news. It was a forgery. I was framed!
But yeah, there's simply no way... Although there are plenty of real stories of musicians being in other bands that you wouldn't think are true... Like Sid Vicious being the temp drummer in Siouxsie and the Banshees before being in the Pistols... stuff like that
Before joining Iron Maiden, drummer Nicko McBrain was a member of Streetwalkers, Trust, and The Pat Travers Band.
When The Cars got back together in 2010 for a new album and tour with the original line-up, it was decided to not replace the late Ben Orr on bass....In the studio, bass parts were played by keyboardist Greg Hawkes and the album's producer Jacknife Lee on a bass owned by Orr.
During the tour, bass parts were done by Hawkes either on bass or keyboards.
Joan Baez started her career when she purchased an original old (c 1880s) Martin 0-45 parlour guitar back in 1959 (which are no longer produced by the Martin Guitar Company) and continued to play it throughout her recording and performing career.
Martin Guitars decided to reissue that exact model of guitar in 1998 as a special edition, and they built only 59 of them to commemorate the year that Joan Baez bought hers. All 59 of those guitars sold out fast.
During the 1960s Joan took her original 0-45 into a Luthier for repair and the Luthier wrote under the sound board 'Too bad you are a communist'. When Martin took Joan's 0-45 in to take measurements (to build the 59 unit limited edition series) they saw the comment and decided to duplicate the inscription under the soundboard of all 59 instruments for both Joan Baez's and their own amusement. It has Joan's and Chris Martin's signatures inside, which can be seen through the soundhole.
Bassist/Vocalist Juan Croucier has the distinction of having been a member of Dokken and Ratt. Croucier played with Dokken for about four years and he was a member of both Ratt and Dokken simultaneously for approximately 18 months before leaving Dokken.
He was replaced in Dokken by Bassist/Vocalist Jeff Pilson, who has been in many projects.
Some country music trivia.
John Rich of Big & Rich fame was the bass player and a vocalist with Lonestar from 1992 to 1998 and played on their first two albums including several country chart hits and sang lead on this one.
Jeff is currently touring as the bassist for Foreigner.
The Carefrees were a British group formed in 1964, most known for their novelty song "We Love You Beatles". The Carefrees consisted of three women and three men: female vocalists Lynn Cornell, Barbara Kay and Betty Prescott, and male vocalists/instrumentalists Don Ridell (piano, organ), Johnny Evans (sax, flutes), and John Stevens (drums).
Cornell was married to Andy White, who played drums on one of the versions of the Beatles' "Love Me Do".
"We Love You Beatles" peaked at #39 on the U.S. Billboard chart.
The song was based on "We Love You Conrad" from the musical Bye Bye Birdie and has simple lyrics ("We love you Beatles, oh yes we do!"). Individual verses also have "We love you _____ (replace with "Ringo", "John", "Paul", and "George", in that order) along with reasons why the group loves that particular Beatle. It also includes at least three different vocal and instrumental quotations from the Beatles' 1963 hit song "She Loves You", suggesting the fact that "We Love You Beatles" was a reply to it.
Cher's first single was released under the name Bonnie Jo Mason and was a love song to Beatle drummer Ringo Starr
Some of the biggest, most iconic, and most requested songs of all time were not big selling and radio U.S. Billboard pop chart hits when they were new songs. Many of them never reached the Top 40, never charted at all, or were never released as singles. Many of these songs became popular through FM radio play, album sales, and band concert play. The Billboard Rock Tracks chart was not introduced until March 21, 1981.
Black Sabbath – Paranoid - #61 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Black Sabbath – Iron Man - #52 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Deep Purple – Woman From Tokyo #60 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Jethro Tull - Locomotive Breath #62 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Jethro Tull – Aqualung – Never released as a single
The Romantics - What I Like About You #49 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Todd Rundgren - Bang The Drum All Day #63 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart & #39 U.S. Billboard Rock Chart
Marcia Griffith’s cover version of Electric Boogie (the song The Electric Slide dance goes with) #51 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Led Zeppelin – Rock And Roll #47 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Led Zeppelin – Over The Hills And Far Away #51 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Led Zeppelin – The Ocean Did Not Chart
Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven was only released as a 7" promotional single in 1972 and not a public single and Did Not Chart. It was the most requested song on FM radio stations in the United States in the 1970s, despite never having been commercially released as a single there.
Queen – Tie Your Mother Down #49 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Gimme Three Steps Did Not Chart
The Grateful Dead - Truckin' #69 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Genesis - Turn It On Again U.S. #58 Billboard Pop Chart
Humble Pie - 30 Days In The Hole Did Not Chart
The Police - Message In A Bottle #74 Billboard Pop Chart
U2 - I Will Follow Did Not Chart
U2 - Sunday Bloody Sunday Did Not Chart
U2 - New Year's Day #53 Billboard Pop Chart
Jimi Hendrix - Purple Haze #65 Billboard Pop Chart
Jimi Hendrix - Foxy Lady #67 Billboard Pop Chart
Kansas - Song For America Did Not Chart
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well #55 Billboard Pop Chart
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide was not released as a single when it first came out in 1975 but a live version single was released in 1998 reaching #51 Billboard Pop Chart & #10 Billboard Adult Contemporary Chart
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was not released as a single when the album came out in 1967. It was released as a single in 1978 reaching #71 Billboard Pop Chart
ZZ Top - La Grange #41 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
ZZ Top - Pearl Necklace #103 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart & #4 U.S. Billboard Rock Chart
ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' #37 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart & #2 U.S. Billboard Rock Chart
ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man #56 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart & #8 U.S. Billboard Rock Chart
Kiss - Rock And Roll Al Nite #68 Studio Version Billboard Pop Chart & #12 Live Version Billboard Pop Chart
Kiss - Detroit Rock City Did Not Chart
Foghat - Fool For The City #45 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Ted Nugent - Stranglehold Did Not Chart
Ted Nugent - Hey Baby #72 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak Did Not Chart
These two requested songs did not make the Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Chart
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Old Time Rock And Roll #28 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart
Wilson Pickett’s cover version of Mustang Sally #23 U.S. Billboard Pop Chart & #6 U.S. Billboard R&B Chart – Sir Mack Rice’s original version reach #15 U.S. Billboard R&B Chart