RaceDTruck: Randy Newman wrote "Momma Told Me Not To Come "
Dafodude: The versions you might hear on the radio of Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Blinded by the Light and Santana - Black Magic Woman are covers.
Counter_Intelligent: Shel also wrote poems for Playboy. Put that at the end of your sidewalk and smoke it.
PsychoPhil: The song 'Smile' (as made famous by nat king Cole), was written by Charlie Chaplin. He penned the music, but the lyrics were added by someone else later on...
cretinbob: Ahh yes, the annual greenlighting of this thread....
devilskware: cretinbob: Ahh yes, the annual greenlighting of this thread....You shouldn't talk that way about a website that pays to be on Fark. I mean they have to pay right? It really is a horrible site.
Magorn: According to that new how Johnny Cash song by Song Buzz Feed doesn't have the story quite right.Apparently the night before Johnny recorded Live at San Quentin he had a party at his house and at the end of the night he and a few of his guests, namely, Kris Kristoferson, A young fella named Bob Dylan, and Shel Silverstein (goddamn I want a time machine now) we sitting around a room trading licks and showing off ne stuff they'd recently written for Johnny (Who was a de facto patron of singer songwriters at the time) At the end of the night Shel hands Johnny a poem he wrote and asks him to look at it, Johnny reads it and tucks it into a pocket and promises to get back to him with a critique. The next day, live on stage, Johnny pulls that poem out of his pocket, tells his band to give him a rock-a-billy riff, and then just launches into the iconic performance of that song-which he did as a cold read improvand THAT's why Johnny is considered a legend, even by his peers
Terraceten: Barry Manilow did not write "I write the songs", which drives me nuts.
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