The True Stories Behind Some Of Your Favourite Songs

Have you ever heard the story behind The Who's "Tommy" or Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water"? Did you know that Caroline of "Sweet Caroline" was actually a young Caroline Kennedy? Or that Michael Jackson wrote "Billie Jean" while (allegedly) driving a car that was on fire?

This week on Mental Floss, the musical group The Gregory Brothers (perhaps best known as the people responsible for Schmoyoho and Auto-Tune the News) outline the stories behind 33 famous songs. I didn't know half of this stuff.


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