If you've ever bought a best-of CD or record, you can thank Philip Kives, the pitchman who brought us '24 Great Truck Drivin' Songs.'
In 1992, the mainstream media was eager to learn about the lexicon of the surging grunge scene. So a New York Times reporter phoned up an insider—who proceeded to make up a bunch of words.
In 1990, two movies based on the life of mobster Henry Hill hit theaters. 'Goodfellas' had Martin Scorsese. 'My Blue Heaven' had Steve Martin.
In 1996, Taco Bell pulled a fast one by announcing they had bought the Liberty Bell and were taking it to company headquarters in Irvine. Not everyone thought it was funny.
The stand-up comic-turned-actress was warned not to disclose her sexuality. She did it anyway.
In 1933, the musician decided to protest his restrictive record contract by making his name unpronounceable.
Garfield, the famous orange tabby comic strip cat, made his musical debut in 2015. Unfortunately for him, the show takes place on a Monday.