music trivia: the "f's"

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Bowie's first #1 hit in the US (with an assist from John Lennon) released in 1975. Another song by the same name, released by Irene Cara in 1980, won an Oscar and a Golden Globe.
From 1963, Dylan's second album was #1 in the UK, and had platinum status in the US. It contains some of his best-known songs; "Blowin' in the Wind", "Masters of War", "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right", etc.
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The first version of this song was by Little Willie John for his debut album in 1956. It has been covered many times, notably by; Peggy Lee, Elvis Presley, Madonna, Bette Midler, and even by Beyonce in 2010.
With hits such as; Ain't That a Shame, Blueberry Hill and I'm Walkin', this Orleanian artist was among the first class inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Fats Domino
Founded by singer/guitarist Peter Green in 1967, this group survived the departure of numerous members before achieving their greatest hit-making combination. Lindsey Buckingham, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie (nee Perfect) were their best known singers/songwriters in the groups' chart-topping era.
Fleetwood Mac
This is one of James Taylor's biggest, earliest and most enduring hits. It's from his 1970 album, Sweet Baby James.
Fire and Rain
The winner of the 3rd season of American Idol had a #1 hit single, "I Believe". Her first name is also the title of a 1940 animated musical film.
According to Wikipedia, there are at least 256 recordings of this song, including versions by; Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Benny Goodman, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis, Jr., Burl Ives, Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, etc. Also it was also the name of an Elvis Presley movie musical in 1966 and the gold-record-earning title track of that album. The song tells a story of a woman who shoots her man for doing her wrong.
Frankie and Johnny
This song, originally titled, "In Other Words" has been recorded hundreds of times. Perhaps the most well known, was Frank Sinatra's 1964 recording, which was played on the Apollo 10 mission and by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin in 1969.
Fly Me to the Moon
This "First Lady of Song" won 14 Grammys, The National Medal of Arts and The Presidential Medal of Freedom. At 17 she won Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater, in her singing debut. She also had numerous hit singles including #1 "A-Tisket, A-Tasket".
Ella Fitzgerald
Band best-known for its 2003 hit "Stacy's Mom", and the video for that song which stars model Rachel Hunter playing the titular role.
Fountains of Wayne
One of Johnny Cash's signature songs, it was his usual opener for concerts and was a #1 country hit in a live version in 1969. Pitchfork Media called it the 8th best song of the '60s, and it contains the memorable line, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die".
Folsom Prison Blues
Successful 2013 movie musical with songs such as; Fixer Upper, For the First Time in Forever, In Summer, and Frozen Heart.
Detroit quartet composed of; Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Levi Stubbs, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton, their lineup remained the same from 1953 to 1997.
The Four Tops
In musical notation "ff" directs one to play very loudly. What is the long Italian word that "ff" represents?
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