Neil Young was once a Tamla Motown artist. Even more incredibly, in a band that included Rick James.
Brilliant.This fact dates back to 2009 so it might not be valid any more, but I love it, so here it is:
By 2009 the most-played songs ever on UK radio were 1) A Whiter Shade of Pale and 2) Bohemian Rhapsody.
And they BOTH contain the word "fandango".
Love the randomness of that story. Im guessing the pub would have been surrounded by sheep and the song " I remember ewe" was born.Frank Ifield the Australian crooner treked the Coast to Coast walk and held an impromptu concert in The Lion Inn Blackley Ridge.
was that when motorhead supported The Damned (and vice versa)Lemmy bought me a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale at a Motorhead gig in Middlesbrough Rock Garden - i returned the compliment with a Jack Daniels & Coke at the Moonlight Club in Hampstead London, some 2 years later at a Modern English gig.
however back to the original thought by the OP - In 1971, john Peel played pretend Mandolin for Rod Stewart's hit single Maggie May on TOTP, and got a performers fee rather than a presenters fee.