Ongoing History Daily: Florence + The Machine Facts

If you’re a fan of Florence + The Machine, her are a few things you should probably know.

(1) Florence Welch is known for her flaming red hair. She’s actually a natural brunette but has been dying her hair red since she was nine.

(2) If you remember the original Top Gun, there’s a character Tom Cruise encounters called Cougar played by John Stockwell. He’s Florence’s uncle.

(3) She lived at home with her mom until long after her second album was released.

(4) And if you ever want to have a long conversation with her, bring up the subject of vampires and werewolves. She used to believe they were real when she was a kid.

Yesterday’s Ongoing History Daily post was all about band name origins.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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