¸ The words to Little Richard’s "Tutti Frutti" were initially so risqué they had to be completely rewritten – in the hallway of the studio, as time was running out – before the song could be recorded. (He wrote the original version while working as a dishwasher in a bus station in Georgia.)
¸ Paul Simon’s 1972 hit "Mother and Child Reunion" takes its name from an elaborate chicken and egg dish served at Say Eng Look Restaurant in New York City.
¸ Nirvana’s huge hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit," interpreted by music critics and fans alike as an angst-ridden cry of teen rebellion, actually sprang from a bit of graffiti accusing Kurt Cobain of smelling like an antiperspirant for young women.
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About Richard Crouse
Based in Toronto, Crouse contributes to several publications including The Outrider, Quill & Quire, Our Toronto, and Elvis Forum. A frequent guest on CBC Radio, and on TV, he is co-author of Rock and Roll Toronto.
Published by Doubleday Canada Mar 15, 2012| ISBN 9780385674423