“Sentimental Journey” is the first solo album by Ringo Starr. It was released in 1970, as The Beatles were breaking up. The building on the cover is a pub called The Empress in Dingle, Liverpool, which is one of the nearest pubs to Ringo’s place of birth. The address is 93 High Park Street, Liverpool, England.
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“Dear Prudence” was written by John Lennon while The Beatles were in India while studying Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The song is about Prudence Farrow, Mia Farrow’s little sister. She became so serious about her meditation that she “turned into a near recluse” and “rarely came out” of the cottage she was living in.
Kurt Cobain was a huge fan of R.E.M. and was supposed to do a project with Michael Stipe shortly before his death. It has also been revealed that R.E.M.’s “Automatic For The People” album was in Kurt’s stereo when they discovered his body. Kurt listened to the album so much he wanted Nirvana’s music to head into that direction.
The cover of The Clash album “London Calling” is considered one of the best album covers of all time. It’s a blurry photo of Paul Simonon smashing his bass on the stage of The Palladium in New York City on September 21, 1979 during “The Clash Take the Fifth” US tour.
This Olympic White Fender Stratocaster was used by Jimmy Page to record rhythm tracks on the Led Zeppelin songs “Thank You” and “Ten Years Gone” in June 1969 at Morgan Studios, in Willesden, North London, England. At some point after the session, Page loaned the Strat to John Paul Jones. In September 2007, Jones finally returned the “long-tern loan” Strat back to Page during rehearsals for their reunion show in California around September of 2007 more than 30 years after he borrowed it. Page took these photos with the guitar a few days later..
Janet Jackson’s Album “Rhythm Nation” is actually called “Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814.” As you can see on the album cover, Janet is wearing the number 1814 on her hat, pendant on her shirt and on her earring. What is the meaning behind 1814???
Dave Grohl used a Dale Earnhardt Jr. Les Paul Guitar given to him Dale Jr. himself two days before his father Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed in a car crash at Daytona on February 18, 2001.
All the titles of the five albums by Kings Of Leon contain 5 syllables….Coincidence??? Youth And Young Manhood, Aha Shake Heartbreak, Because Of The Times, Only By The Night & Come Around Sundown…
Dave Grohl famously put one of his musical idols Lemmy of Motorhead in the Foo Fighters “White Limo” video. He also ended up putting someone else in the video he is very fond of, his wife Jordyn Blum Grohl.
John Frusciante released his tenth solo album “The Empyrean” on January 20, 2009. More than a year later on March 23, 2010, Frusciante released a new free bonus track added to the album called, “Here, Air”. Which you can download for free on his website here.