The (Back) End

Doors front man Jim Morrison, despite his later on-stage antics, used to sing facing away from the audience in the early days. He was actually quite shy.

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“After I’m dead, I’d rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.” Cato, 234 – 149 B.C.

April Fish

April Fools Day likely originated in France. Prank victims are called Poisson d’Avril (April Fish) as fish are gullible and easily caught in the spring.

Dodge This

The LA (formerly Brooklyn) Dodgers got their unusual name from the network of trolley cars in the area during the late 19th century. The nickname “Trolley Dodgers” stuck.

Sir Francis

Yes, two ships were sunk where Sir Francis Drake was buried at sea, but only to prevent them from falling into the hands of the Spanish fleet.

Alan Parsons’ … Projects

Alan Parsons (of the Alan Parson’s Project band) was the audio engineer for one of the top-selling albums of all time, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

Breakthrough performance

It’s hard to play in front of 500K people when your guitar turns into a snake. Carlos Santana was tripping on LSD during his biggest performance ever at Woodstock.