Famous Girls That Inspired Famous Songs

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Thunderman, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Thunderman

    Thunderman Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Please, no songs written for wives here. That thread would be both endless and boring.

    Looking for famous women who inspired a famous song. Patti Harrison inspiring Clapton's "Layla" does not count, because, other than being George Harrison's wife, she was not well known. Nor do not give examples like the girl who inspired The Knack's "My Sharona." Once again, she was not a well known woman.

    Once again, famous women who inspired famous songs.

    Two examples:

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    Judy Collins inspired "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by Crosby, Stills & Nash

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    Clare Grogan lead singer for the band Altered Images (you know, "Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday...") was the inspiration for the Spandau Ballet song "True."

    Others? And no wives.
     
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  2. Sinister Footwear

    Sinister Footwear The candy-coloured clown they call the Sandman

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    Marilyn and lady Diana for Elton John's "Candle in the Wind".
     
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  3. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

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    Bryan Adams - Princes Di

    Based on a probable affair they had.

     
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  4. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Hmmm.....I guess someone here doesn’t think much of matrimony...
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  5. x2zero

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  6. noname74

    noname74 Allegedly Canadian

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    Kiss- Cynthia Plaster Caster

    She was famous in rock circles for...well you know.

     
  7. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Every song Billy Bragg wrote in the 80's was about Margaret Thatcher.
     
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  8. Hooperfan

    Hooperfan Your friendly neighborhood candy store owner

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    Wasn't "Our House" by Crosby, Stills and Nash inspired by Joni Mitchell?
     
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  9. igor stravinsky

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    Prudence Farrow of "Dear Prudence" fame...
     
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  10. PCM7027

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    Pandora's Box by OMD is about Louise Brooks.
    Plus, of course, they also had two songs about the same woman: Joan of Arc and Maid of Orleans.
     
  11. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

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    About Diane Lane, the actress.
     
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  12. Jim Pattison

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    Toto’s Rosanna was inspired by Rosanna Arquette.
     
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  13. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

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    Is Pattie Boyd considered to be famous?
     
  14. Zardok

    Zardok Forum Resident

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    Joan of Arc inspired two songs by OMD and one each for Leonard Cohen and Arcade Fire.

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  15. Khaki F

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  16. x2zero

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    I think whatever fame she has derives mainly from the song
     
  17. breakingglass

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    Matthew Sweet - Winona

    gushing fan letter to Winona Ryder
     
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  18. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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    Lee Remick by the Go-Betweens.

    The lyrics make me smile every single time. Once upon a time, I expressed to former Go-Betweens bassist Robert Vickers that it was one of my favorite songs ever, by anyone. About a week later, I received the most beautiful blue t-shirt in the mail from Robert with a picture of the original Able Label label from the 45. One of my most treasured possessions, honestly. Robert is a great guy, and that band... some days I can’t even believe they existed.

    Anyway.... The Go-Betweens - Lee Remick
     
  19. x2zero

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  20. Michael Macrone

    Michael Macrone Forum Resident

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    Prince: "Cindy C"
     
  21. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Bob Seger's "Her Strut" was inspired by Jane Fonda.
     
  22. CrawdaddySim1

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    Some say that Jackson Browne's "Fountain of Sorrow" was inspired by his relationship with Joni Mitchell... but that has never been confirmed.
     
  23. x2zero

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    Nick Lowe - Marie Provost
    About Marie Prevost, star of the silent screen
     
  24. lucan_g

    lucan_g Forum Resident

    Joni Mitchell -- Amelia


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  25. CrawdaddySim1

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    Yeah, he must be married. :laugh:
     

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