Funky Monkey loves music, be it listening or playing an instrument, particularly a   brass instrument when it is cold, thus the term brass monkey. Every week she shares 7 amazing musical facts, one for each day of the week.

Do not be fooled by other variations of the term. There are many who believe the origins go back to old warships  carrying cannonballs on a tray known as a monkey but Funky Monkey firmly believes it's all down to her    playing the saxophone. Why on earth should we disagree? 


1. George Harrison was the first Beatle to have a number one after they split

2. Glen Miller received the first ever gold disc

3. The Greek National Anthem has 150 verses

4. Paul Simon wrote Homeward Bound on Crewe Station

5. Chris de Burgh was born in Argentina

6. Elton John's uncle, Roy Dwight, played for Nottingham Forest

7. Freddie Mercury was born in Zanzibar


1. The first video shown on MTV Europe was Money For Nothing by Dire Straits

2. Clint Eastwood released a single of 'I Talk To The Trees'

3. There are 27 known Beatles tribute bands

4. Newsreader Fiona Bruce was lead vocalist in the band Chez Nous

5. Johnny Depp played guitar on Oasis' Fade In-Out

6. Tina Turner's real name is Annie Mae Bullock

7. Rod Stewart used to be a grave-digger as did Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac


1. Rats cannot be sick

2. Moths don't have mouths or stomachs

3. A polecat is not a cat

4. An octopus has three hearts

5. Donkeys kill more people each year than plane crashes

6. Fleas can jump 80 times their height

7. The Nile catfish swims upside down

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