1. Queen «The Show Must Go On»
During the recording of the song in 1990, Freddie Mercury was already so ill that he could hardly walk. Brian May has recorded vocals for a sample of her singing falsetto, because the tone of the song was too high for his voice. "Fred, I do not know if you can sing it at all" - he said Mercury. He replied: "I, b .. I can, honey» (I'll f .. king do it, darling), drank vodka, and went and sang it in one take.
"Two Minutes to Midnight" - a reference to the "o'clock doomsday» (Doomsday Clock), the draft of the journal "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists» (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists), launched in 1947, created the first atomic bomb. The magazine is published in the University of Chicago. Periodically they publish on the cover of the clock, the hands which show a few minutes before midnight. The less left before midnight - the higher (according to the authors, including the invited experts and already 18 winners "Nobel Prize") probability of a global nuclear war.
Who is the "clock" shows at five minutes (set in 2007, the year).
Two minutes to midnight on the "Doomsday Clock" was only once, and it was the most terrible moment in their history: in 1953, the Soviet Union and the United States experienced its thermonuclear bomb.
This was the song. On the cover of the group with the age-old mascot Eddie, sitting amid nuclear "mushroom", you can see the Soviet flag.
3. The Doors «Light My Fire»
When the Doors were invited to the famous Ed Sullivan Show, the organizers asked them to replace the line «Girl, we couldn't get much higher» (Girl kayfovye there could be) more decent. Morrison has promised, but still her sing.
After the speech, he told Sullivan that was nervous and forgot the promise. However, the group in this show are no longer invited.
4.Led Zeppelin «Stairway to Heaven»
January 23, 1991-year KLSK FM radio station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has changed its format to classic rock. DJ John Sebastian decided to mark this playing "Stairs to Heaven" for 24 hours. She sounded more than 200 times, prompting hundreds of angry phone calls and letters.
Police came twice: once because the listener decided if a DJ's heart attack, and the second time (it was just after the Gulf War) because it decided if a radio station captured terrorists who sent a fan of Led Zeppelin, Saddam Hussein. The strange thing is that many people are not diverted to another station, determined to find out when it will end.
5.Rolling Stones «Satisfaction»
Fifth day of June 1965, the Rolling Stones played to three thousand people in a stadium in Clearwater, Florida. It was the third American tour groups. According to the newspaper St. Petersburg Times, published the next day, 200 young fans into a fight with the police, who watched the concert. By the time the band managed to play only four songs.
That night, Keith Richards woke up with a guitar riff in my head and stitching «Can't get no satisfaction». He recorded it on a portable tape recorder and went to bed. That same week, he brought a recording studio. On the tape was a guitar riff, followed by the sound of snoring.
6.Pink Floyd «Another Brick In The Wall»
School choir for the song found in the nearest school to the studio (in the Islington area of London). Sang 23 children between the ages of 13 and 15. Singing was imposed twelve that created a sense of where the big chorus.
After the plate scandal. Because, first, the children were not paid. Secondly, on the subject of the song did not please the school.
7.Deep Purple «Smoke on The Water»
The song describes the real events: the group was going to be recorded in the casino of Montreux (Switzerland), which was located on the shore of Lake Geneva. After the concerts of Frank Zappa someone accidentally set fire to the room, playing with a signal pistol (flare gun). As a result, the premises were burned, and the group had to find a new space for the recording.
Lyrics describes the fire and the subsequent suffering from disc recording: the group moved to the premises of the theater "Pavilion", but the sound rehearsals prevented local residents. Recording only managed to finish in the room was empty and unheated hotel "Grand Hotel."
One of these days, Roger Glover (bass guitarist Deep Purple) woke up speaking the phrase "Smoke on the Water": obviously he dreamed of a recent fire and smoke pattern, lay above Lake Geneva. The phrase entered the chorus and became its name.
8.The Shocking Blue «Venus»
At the time of the execution of the song lead singer Mariska Veres did not know the English language: it Zouch lyrics as a set of sounds and sang it that way, hence the "shisgara» (she's got it).
Just a second word singer says wrong: she sings instead godness goddess (goddess). Word be used in everyday English slang. Dictionary "urban English» (Urban Dictionary) indicates the origin of the word is described and explains the meaning of a word godness as "very beautiful, perfect girl."
9. AC / DC «Back in Black«
Company Gibson Guitar Corporation, the same manufacturer of the legendary guitar "Gibson" in 2010, the year published on its website a list of the ten best guitar riffs 80. The first place it is a riff of Back in Black.
10. John Lennon »Imagine»
Since 2006, Imagine sounds at the last minute leaving the "old" year at Times Square in New York.