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Why did Paul and George often share the same mic?

I've found a bunch of other different combinations of microphone sharing between the Beatles. Here's George and John: Here's Paul and John: Here's George, Paul, and John: Here's Paul and Ringo (...
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Spinal Tap: Units confusion in building Stonehenge stage prop

Black Sabbath had a model of Stonehenge built as stage prop for the Born Again tour. Its size was misread by the makers who read the size as 15 meters instead of 15 feet. It came out so large that it ...
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Why did fans used to buy "bootleg" recordings of live concerts?

You are used to highly produced music which is created primarily for studio recording, and then reproduced live on stage for fans who demand an exact copy of the recording. But there are bands, and ...
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Spinal Tap: Units confusion in building Stonehenge stage prop

Another thing I discovered is that Spinal Tap's Stonehenge gag might predate Black Sabbath's. This is Spinal Tap was released in March 2, 1984. Black Sabbath's Born Again tour started the August 7, ...
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

The documentary itself depicts his music as popular only among progressive white youth in South Africa. The fact that they linked his music with their opposition to apartheid does not mean that their ...
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What was the first "band xxx performs album yyy in its entirety" type of event?

From my preliminary research, which includes a Quora question, a RateYourMusic list, and a couple of other references, it seems like it may have been The Who, who played their classic double album ...
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Need help trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance of "Two is Better Than One" by Boys Like Girls

This is all standard stuff except for the fact that it's in B. They're adding some extra notes to the chords but the basic changes are B B G#m G#m E F# B B B B G#m G#m E F# B B E E F# F# E E F# F# E ...
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What stock character/stereotype/thing does Cab Calloway imitate near the beginning of this 1950s "music video"?

This is a style from the '40s. Cab here is emulating a hepcat with how they typically walked. Hepcats were known for wearing Zoot Suits. Please read some of the book The Power of the Zoot: Youth ...
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Is Santiano's "Mädchen von Haithabu" intentionally very similar to Tha Mi Sgith?

The Santiago song and the Sweeney piece are based on the same original melody, but that's not "Tha Mi Sgith" which is very different. The Sweeney piece is titled "Star of the County Down" which would ...
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Do musicians benefit from dynamic pricing on Ticketmaster?

The stated purpose of "dynamic pricing" is to ensure tickets are market-priced. In some instances, events on our platform may have tickets that are "market-priced," so ticket and ...
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Prince 2004 performance during "While my guitar gently weeps" -- live or pre recorded?

This is a live performance. Prince is playing the solo but there are 4 other guitarists on stage playing chords in the background so you always hear guitars playing. At 4:33 he lifts the guitar but is ...
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Who invented circle pits?

Mosh pits and circle pits are the same thing, with the only real distinction being the particular motion of the people within them at any given point in time. It's quite common for a pit to switch ...
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Dream Theater - Through Her Eyes (live): What does James LaBrie say before the song starts?

Theresa Thomason, folks, on vocals!
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Why are female singers criticised when singing live more than male singers?

In specific genres, this may be true. However, in genres where the singer is mostly acting as a host - such as in vaudeville or in hiphop - the female singer won't be judged as much. In others where ...
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Why are female singers criticised when singing live more than male singers?

The term "diva" is really a descendant of the prima donna ("first lady" = lead female role) in opera. Prima uomo means "first man," but this term is very rarely used compared to prima donna. I can't ...
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American music vs the rest of the world

From Wikipedia The Beatles [UK] - 600m Elvis Presley [US] - 600m Michael Jackson [US] - 350m Madonna [US] - 300m Elton John [UK] - 300m Led Zeppelin [UK] - 300m Rihanna [Barbados] - 250m Pink Floyd [...
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What was the first "band xxx performs album yyy in its entirety" type of event?

Reasoning: It's a great way of re-selling an old artist 'back from the wilderness' but with nothing new on offer. Who first: I bet that's going to be harder to nail down - there's been a huge ...
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Why doesn't Buckethead play live shows any more?

Apparently after this question was posted Buckethead announced tour dates for April to June 2016. In the linked article, it says about Buckethead that: Since he stopped touring, he’s released a ...
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How is the Super Bowl halftime musician and show determined?

The selection process begins with a panel which includes officials such as the NFL’s director of entertainment, folks from the NFL’s production company, and the halftime show’s director and producer. ...
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Why did Goose House do so many home recordings of their song "Sing"? Does that song have special significance to them?

The song "sing" was the first original song that the group produced under the project "PlayYou.House" before it was subsequently renamed to "Goose House" and "Play....
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Prince 2004 performance during "While my guitar gently weeps" -- live or pre recorded?

It's live. Where you can see his fingers, they are matching the solo in a way that would be almost impossible to fake for something of this complexity--not to mention the fact that guitar solos are ...
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What does a music producer do at a concert?

On this Launchpad video you can have a simplified exemple of what can be a live performance of an electronic music artist. As you said, on his quiet studio time, the artist can create his various ...
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American music vs the rest of the world

AC/DC has probably made the biggest impact that is not from the USA
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Identify the lyrics of KISS' God Of Thunder (Alive 2)

"Peter Criss on the drums!", and then possibly a count-in "one...two...". You can hear the Peter Criss introduction on other recordings, like this one: https://youtu.be/rQzLnyToloE....
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Why did Paul and George often share the same mic?

My theory is that being fans of the Everly Brothers the Beatles liked the look of the two guys singing into the same mike. Then again in the old days without fold-back monitors, it would help when ...
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What happens to costumes when tour is over?

Everybody does this differently. A singer in a band doing their very first tour as a supporting act might either buy their own clothes, or make them themselves or rent them from a theatrical costume ...
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Where is the mic for the singers on TV?

There are three possibilities: the singers have the mics on them but really well hidden. They are often put in wigs. they are using boom mics (possibly very directional) it's all pre-recorded. There'...
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Do performers arrive before or after the audience?

There are plenty of reasons for performers to turn up hours before a concert. They might even be there all day rehearsing. Mostly there's a sound check an hour or two before the concert. Often there ...
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When is the next Taylor Swift concert going to happen?

For the unforseeable future, it's unlikely that Taylor Swift will hold a tour / concerts this year (2022). As her events page says: I love coming on here to tell you good news, or to share a new ...
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List of musicians who play left-handed

Musicians who play ambidextrously are extremely rare, Wikipedia's list names only one who plays with either hand. Several other musicians on that list changed hands at some point and they might ...
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