Glad I found this great thread!
Speaking of BTO, ex-member Randy Bachman has a radio show on CBC Radio ONE at 6:30 pm EST Saturday nights called Vinyl Tap. I am listening to it as I type! Tonight's show is about bands comprised of family members. He chats a great deal about his past life and there's plenty of neat stories, like this one:
Graham Nash has just left the Hollies and headed to California. He walks around his new neighbourhood and happens upon a party. The mood was mellow and everyone was sitting around listening to two lads playing the guitar. When they finished Nash asked them to play it again. And they did. He requested a second time and they complied yet again! When he requested the third time he harmonized with them and it was magical. And CS&N was born. Now what was the song you ask? Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, Stephen Stills' post-breakup with Judy Collins lament song. It must have been a long night!
Thought of another one from my own collection or recollection!
The Lovin' Spoonful auditioned for the part of the Monkeys, but were rejected because they were deemed too 'boring'! Zanofsky boring? Really?