Interesting facts about music

January 12, 2010 | In: Music facts

The CD was developed by Philips and Sony in 1980. The first CD that was pressed in the U.S. was Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.

To win a gold disc, an album needs to sell 100,000 copies in Britain, and 500,000 in the United States.

He has sold 75 million albums to date and is one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

Dark Side of The Moon (a Pink Floyd album) stayed on the top 200 Billboard charts for 741 weeks! That is 14 years.

When Elvis Presley was inducted into the US Army on March 24th, 1958, Uncle Sam started losing an estimated $500,000 in lost taxes for each year that Private Presley served.

Prince played 27 different instruments on his debut album For You.

The Beastie Boys is an acronym for Boys Entering Anarchistic Stages Towards Internal Excellence.

Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, and Kurt Cobain all died at age 27.

The largest drum ever made was 12 feet in diameter. It weighed 600 pounds.

John Lennon wrote “Good morning, good morning” after hearing a Corn Flakes commercial.

Termites will eat wood two times faster when listening to heavy metal.

In Beauty And The Beast: Eight songs have been added to the Oscar® winning score.

The nanoguitar, constructed by Harold Craighead and Dustin Carr, is a working guitar as big as a red blood cell. Its strings are only 100 atoms wide!

The ten-micron-long guitar is made out of a single crystal of silicon. Its six strings can be plucked by a tool called an atomic force microscope, but the 7-megahertz vibrations produced are far too fast and weak to be heard by human ears.

The tiny guitar is just for fun, but the technology used to create it could be useful for making extremely small machines of many kinds.

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