Are you ready for a little musical mystery? Here are five of the strangest and biggest unsolved mysteries in the music industry.

Up to 70 percent of fictional books published are mystery stories. But, we’re also fascinated by the mysteries in real life. Music fans around the world have been puzzled and confused enough times by strange things happening in the industry.

Check out our breakdown of the biggest unsolved mysteries in the music industry below.

1. Who Murdered Notorious B.I.G.?

The Notorious B.I.G. (also known as Biggie Smalls) is one of the most famous hip-hop stars of the 1990s. When he released his first album “Ready to Die” in 1994 it applauded by critics and fans alike. Yet, in March 1997, Biggie was shot in Los Angeles and died. There has been a lot of speculation about Biggie Smalls’ death since then. Was it related to the drive-by shooting that killed Tupac? We still don’t know who murdered the musician and why.

2. Who Was Alanis Morrisette Talking About?

Alanis Morrisette’s adoring fans have always wondered who she’s talking about in the song “You Oughta Know.” This breakout song is a beautiful track. And yet, she never reveals who she’s talking about throughout it. There are many guesses about who it could be. Is it Matt LeBlanc, who played Joey in Friends? Could it be Mike Peluso, the former Hockey player? Nobody knows the answer.

However, she assures us that “we oughta know.”

3. Who Sang “Without You” Before Elvis?

In 1954, Elvis Presley entered the stage. He recorded a song called “Without You” which became a smash hit. However, where did the song originally come from? Nobody actually knows. Apparently, Elvis’ producer, Sam Phillips got his hands on the track in 1954. But, it’s unclear who wrote and sang the song first. The unknown singer could even have been a jailed inmate in Nashville State Penitentiary.

4. Was Pink Floyd Synced With the Wizard of Oz?

This is one of the strangest theories in the music industry. The mystery was first suggested by Fort Wayne Journal Gazette in 1995. It has since been picked up by Pink Floyd fans and other music people.

When you listen to “Dark Side Of The Moon” album at the same time as watching The Wizard of Oz, you may notice that they seem to be related. Even the voices of speech of the characters seem to be synced with the songs. Was this a coincidence?

5. Did Ozzy Osbourne Really Eat a Bat on Stage?

Ozzy Osbourne has always been one of the most colorful characters in the music business. However, in 1982 he took this to the extreme when he ate a bat on stage. Apparently, somebody in the crowd threw the bad on stage. Ozzy thought the bat was simply a plastic toy. But, his wife started to scream at him to say that it was actually a real one. Even when you watch the video, it’s not clear whether it’s real or not. The mystery lives on. If that isn’t scary enough, check out this escape room.

Have you ever wondered what are the biggest unsolved mysteries in the music industry?

From Biggie Smalls’ murder to Elvis’ breakout track, there are so many weird and wonderful mysteries yet to be solved. Do you want to discover more blog posts by this one? Check out our website for much more!

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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