Fast Facts: Sept. 9

Arizona Daily Wildcat

In 2004 Congress passed a $388 billion spending bill that included $25,000 for the study of mariachi music.

Deborah Harry of Blondie worked briefly as a Playboy bunny.

Even in the post-Taliban era, it’s still against the law in Afghanistan for a woman to sing on TV.

The last reel-to-reel tape manufacturer in America closed its doors in January 2005.

Best-selling posthumous hit of all time: “”(Just Like) Starting Over,”” by John Lennon.

Music videos were originally known as telerecords.

Mick Jagger had the emerald filling on his front tooth replaced with a diamond because people kept telling him he had spinach in his teeth.