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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

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Dig deep into the lyrics of classic rock songs and the storytellers that created them in "Behind The Song," a podcast by The Drive's Janda Lane. Hear what was happening behind the scenes while some of the most iconic songs in rock history were being written.

    The story behind Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years”

    The story behind Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years”

    In 1975, Paul Simon released his fourth solo album. The title track, “Still Crazy After All These Years,” was inspired while Simon was going through a rocky period in his life the year before, and it ended up being a song that so perfectly speaks to working through the beginnings and the endings of life that it has been heralded as the “Auld Lang Syne” of popular music. From when he first shared the song while he was still in the process of writing it on the Dick Cavett show, to his famous performance of it on Saturday Night Live dressed in a turkey costume, find out the backstory of this tune by one of music’s most masterful writers in the new episode of the Behind The Song podcast.

    Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
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    • 11 min
    A Look Back At 2021: Revelatory Moments in Classic Rock from Behind The Song

    A Look Back At 2021: Revelatory Moments in Classic Rock from Behind The Song

    Over the past year, the Behind The Song podcast has explored some of the most interesting backstories and lyrics in classic rock. From Tom Scholz’s fantastic caper in making Boston’s debut album to the accidental lyrics in Guns N’ Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” here’s a look back at the most revelatory moments in 2021’s lineup of Behind The Song episodes.

    Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 11 min
    “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney: the $15 million song

    “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney: the $15 million song

    Written in less time than it takes to light up the yule log, Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime” continues to be played around the world during the holiday season more than 40 years after it was released. It’s a song that showcases McCartney’s remarkable talent for creating ear candy, and it earns the former Beatle a surprisingly hefty paycheck every year. Find out all about this festive tune’s origins in the new episode of Behind The Song.

    Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 7 min
    Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" is a love letter from a grateful Robert Plant

    Led Zeppelin's "Thank You" is a love letter from a grateful Robert Plant

    “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin, released on their incredible second album, shows the softer side of Robert Plant. Written for his wife at the time, Maureen, it says the heartfelt things that we often find difficult to express, and it came at a pivotal time for the band. Listen to the story of one of the greatest classic rock songs about gratitude in the new episode of Behind The Song.

    Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 9 min
    "Eminence Front" by The Who: Pete Townshend's midlife crisis

    "Eminence Front" by The Who: Pete Townshend's midlife crisis

    “Eminence Front” by The Who was recorded at a crucial time for the band, after the death of drumming legend Keith Moon and during a very rocky period in songwriter Pete Townshend’s life. Listen to the story in the new episode of Behind The Song.

    Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 9 min
    How John Lennon's death inspired Red Rider's "Lunatic Fringe"

    How John Lennon's death inspired Red Rider's "Lunatic Fringe"

    “Lunatic Fringe” by Red Rider is perfectly spooky-sounding for Halloween season, but the song is actually about something much scarier than ghosts and goblins. Find out more about how songwriter Tom Cochrane found the courage to write the lyrics after the untimely death of John Lennon in this episode of Behind The Song.

    Watch the video episode on the Behind The Song Youtube channel:
    https://bit.ly/2DBF4wJ

    • 10 min

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