"UB40" is the number of an old dole form in the UK
Mark Knopfler wrote "Money for Nothing" after hearing two store employees jealously bitching about the guys on MTV, playing on the tellies.
A new one - Coldplay apparently bond by getting together and making clothes for themselves. :\
I also just learned that the reason Doris Day's movie "Teacher's Pet" was shot in B&W is because Clark Gable was looking so wrecked from his alcoholic lifestyle, that full colour would have been awful to see.