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10 Unusual Music Connections

Some of these are widely known, others are surprising (to me anyway!)

10 Unusual Music Connections
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    1. David Bowie did babysitting for Pete Townshend's cousin

    Pete and David were lifelong friends starting before they were famous!

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    2. Steve Vai took guitar lessons from Joe Satriani... when Steve was 12 years old!

    I knew this but I just found out that it was as a pre-teen: I had assumed it was later:

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    3. Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine took guitar lessons from Michael Angelo Batio before either one was famous

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    4. Prince was very influenced by, and friendly with, Joni Mitchell

    They would sometimes go clubbing together:

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    5. Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead was a big fan of Chuck Berry and Little Richard

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    6. Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo became an A list composer and wrote for the Rugrats and Lego Movie: From "Whip It" to "Everything is Awesome"

    Deeply weird and highly creative! Here is Mark backstage in the bag outfit with David Bowie (now that guy gets around!)

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    7. Ok Last one for David Bowie: Bing Crosby

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    8. Run DMC and Aerosmith on the song "Walk This Way"

    If you are a certain age you may recall how groundbreaking and risk taking this was for both acts at the time. Ever since then rap/rock combinations are fairly common with some people making a career out of it.

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    9. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' "Old Town Road,"

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    10. Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson • Collaboration: "My Medicine"

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