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10 Interesting and Surprising Music Facts Part 2

Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. Regardless of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or gender, it has the power to unite us all. To prove how powerful  music is, we are presenting 10 interesting and Surprising Music Facts that will blow your mind.

 

1. Eminem wrote and recorded “The Real Slim Shady” just 3 hours before his album was due.

2. Astronaut Chris Hadfield has released an album of music recorded exclusively from a makeshift recording studio at the International Space Station.

3. David Bowie and Queen wrote the “Under Pressure” during a 24-hour of wine and cocaine marathon.

4. Enya, one of the world’s best-selling artists, sold over 100 million albums but had never gone on tour.

5. In 1964, Fidel Castro banned The Beatles and other bands in Cuba.

6. While Sinatra never formally learned how to read sheet music, he had a fine, natural understanding of it.

7. The lifespan of a musician is 25 years shorter than usual.

8. Michael Jackson nearly bought Marvel so he could star in the first Spider-Man movie.

9. Country star Garth Brooks has surpassed Elvis Presley as a solo artist to sell the most albums in the United States.

10. Punk rock was born at a cinema matinee in Peru in the 1960s.

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