Gibson Guitars was originally founded 1902 in Kalamazoo, MI as a mandolin shop gibson.com/News-Lifestyle…
"Battle of Evermore" was made up on the spot by Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Page never played a mandolin before and wrote the whole thing in one sitting iem.ac.ru/zeppelin/docs/i…
The mandola is to the mandolin what the viola is to the violin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Jackie Kennedy married a Greek billionaire named Aristotle 5 years after JFK was assassinated, and the story first broke when a greek journalist snuck onto the billionaire's yacht disguised as a bouzouki (greek mandolin) player. bbc.com/news/magazine-318…
Michael Cera contributed mandolin and vocals to a Weezer album en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
Gibson Guitar Corporation founder Orville Gibson got his start by selling a mandolin of his own design which could be produced in large volume out of a one room workshop in Michigan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gib…
Upon playing the mandolin for the first time, Jimmy Page wrote "The Battle of Evermore" with Robert Plant on the spot. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about Bobye Hall, a percussionist, who in the year 1971 alone appeared in the Billboard charts 5 times with 4 different artists: Janis Joplin, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye and Carole King. Other artists she worked with include Stevie Nicks, Pink Floyd, Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Smoking Areas existed in Public High Schools back in the 1980’s. Students could smoke cigarettes on school grounds between classes in designated lounges latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The final episode of Perry Mason was set in a TV studio, offering the entire production crew an opportunity to appear on camera. Most of the behind-the-scenes personnel in the episode had been with the show the entire nine year run. The original author, Erle Gardner, appeared too. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
The person playing the gorgeous clarinet solo on Simon & Garfunkel's America is still unknown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ame…
The pangolin has naturally occurring scales made of keratin, acting as armor defense against predators. It is the only mammal with this trait. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…

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