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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.

    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:
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    • 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
    The story behind Rod Stewart's "Maggie May"

    The story behind Rod Stewart's "Maggie May"

    “Maggie May” by Rod Stewart catapulted his solo career when it was released in 1971, and it's based on a real life event that happened to the rock star. Find out more about this timeless tune in this episode of Behind The Song.

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

    • 13 min
    Behind The Song: Scorpions "Wind Of Change"

    Behind The Song: Scorpions "Wind Of Change"

    “Wind Of Change” by Scorpions has the rare distinction of being a history lesson within a huge rock ballad, released after the Berlin Wall came crashing down in 1989 in the band’s native Germany. In the years since, it has become a unifying theme song for the circumstances around that event, and singer Klaus Meine has surprisingly had to debunk conspiracy theories that the song was actually written by the C.I.A. as propaganda to end the Cold War. The fascination people around the world have with this song - and its iconic whistle - is a testament to the power of music.

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

    • 18 min
    Behind The Song: Neil Young "Heart Of Gold"

    Behind The Song: Neil Young "Heart Of Gold"

    “Heart Of Gold” by Neil Young is his only #1 hit, a song that was recorded in just two takes with an assembly of artists in Nashville including James Taylor and Linda Rondstadt on backing vocals. It is a song that stands the test of time, written for the Harvest album when Young was just 26 years old, and its lyrics open a window into the enigmatic inner workings of one of rock’s greatest songwriters.

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

    • 18 min

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