1. Queen «The Show Must Go On»
During the recording of the song in 1990, Freddie Mercury was already so ill that barely moved. Brian May recorded the 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 even sing it" - he said Mercury. He replied: "I, b .., I can, my dear» (I'll f..king do it, darling), drank in * ki, went and sang it in one take.
2. Iron Maiden «Two Minutes To Midnight»
"Two Minutes to Midnight" - a reference to the "Hours of the Day of Judgment» (Doomsday Clock), a project of the journal "Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists» (Bulletin of Atomic Scientists), launched in 1947, the creators of the first atomic bomb. The magazine is published by the University of Chicago. Periodically they publish on the cover image of the clock, the hands which show a few minutes before midnight. The smaller left before midnight - the higher (according to the authors, including invited experts and as many as 18 winners of the "Nobel Prize") the probability of a global nuclear war.
Now the "clock" show five minutes (the value is set in the year 2007).
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 bombs.
About this song. On the cover with the age-old mascot Eddie group sitting on the background of the atomic "mushroom", can be seen and 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 could not get much higher» (Girl kayfovo there could be) a more decent. Morrison promised, but still it sang.
After the speech, he told Sullivan that was nervous and forgot about the promise. However, the group is no longer invited to the show.
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 commemorate it by playing "Stairway to Heaven" for 24 hours. She sounded more than 200 times, causing hundreds of angry calls and letters.
Twice visited the police: the first time because the listener decided if at DJ 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 strangest thing that many people do not switch to another station, determined to find out when it will end.
5.Rolling Stones «Satisfaction»
Fifth day of June 1965, the Rolling Stones played for three thousand people at the stadium in Clearwater, Florida. It was the third American tour group. According to the newspaper St. Petersburg Times, published the next day, 200 young fans came to blows with police guarding the concert. By the time the band managed to play all four songs.
That night Keith Richards woke up with a guitar riff in my head and stitching «Can not get no satisfaction». He recorded it on a portable tape recorder and went to bed. In the same week he brought to the studio recording. On the film 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 to 15. Singing was imposed twelve times, which created a sense of where a large choir.
After the plate scandal. Because, firstly, the children were not paid. Secondly, on the subject of the song is not happy with the school management.
7.Deep Purple «Smoke on The Water»
The song describes the real events: the group was going to be recorded in the PS * ino the town of Montreux (Switzerland), which was located on the shores of Lake Geneva. After Kontserev Frank Zappa someone accidentally set fire to the room, having fun with a flare gun (flare gun). As a result, the room burned and the band had to find a new space for recording.
Lyrics describes the fire and the subsequent torture with burning a disc: the group moved to the premises of the theater "Pavilion", but the sound of rehearsals prevented local residents. Record managed to finish only in the room unoccupied and unheated «Grand Hotel».
One of these days, Roger Glover (bass guitarist Deep Pёpl) woke up speaking the phrase "Smoke on the Water": obviously he dreamed of a recent fire and smoke picture, Staley above Lake Geneva. The phrase entered the chorus of the song and became its name.
8.The Shocking Blue «Venus»
At the time of execution of this song singer of Mariska Veres did not know the English language: it is to memorize lyrics as a collection of sounds and sang it that way, hence the "shisgara» (she's got it).
Just a second word soloist utters wrong: she sings godness instead goddess (goddess). The word entered the English everyday slang. Dictionary "urban English» (Urban Dictionary) indicates the origin of the word is mentioned, and explains the meaning of a word godness as "very beautiful, flawless girl».
9. AC / DC «Back in Black«
The company Gibson Guitar Corporation, the manufacturer of the most legendary guitar "Gibson" in 2010, has published on its website a list of the ten best guitar riffs 80s. The first place it occupies riff of Back in Black.
10. John Lennon »Imagine»
Since 2006 Imagine sounds in the last minutes of leaving the "old", at Times Square in New York City.