Rock musicians don’t have the corner of risque songs; their jazz forbears had the corner on that. But they took plenty of inspiration.
The Wrecking Crew had plenty of stories about backing the biggest acts in music. Keyboardist Don Randi has more than his share.
Besides their Ohio roots, The McCoys and The Raspberries also shared two members who split for big solo careers.
Written in an hour, written as a joke…there are a ton of hit songs never expected to make the charts. But they did. Here are a few.