Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Thunderman, Dec 7, 2019.
I guess I'm nit picking here, but very few of these songs are famous or even close.
Lady of Harlem by U2 - about Billie Holiday
Inspired by Angela Davis Great stills from the Exile period on here!
And someone is sure to question the word Girl.
On here she would be.
About Rita Coolidge. She was famous for a hot minute in the 70's.
About Grace Slick.
Kiss Them For Me by Siouxsie and the Banshees about the death of film star Jayne Mansfield:
Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon
Mitchell again. She inspired a lot of them, including "Going to California" by Zeppelin, according to Percy Plant.
"Angel of Harlem," you meant . . .
Janis again. She was nobody's wife, that's for sure.
The third pig in Pink Floyd’s Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Polly Jean Harvey
Edie - The Cult
Femme Fatale -- The Velvet Underground
Who is Edie?
"Carrie Anne" by the Hollies was about (or at least inspired by) Marianne Faithfull. I believe Graham Nash has said he just changed the name because he was a bit shy about it.
Patti D'Arbanville... ok, not exactly a household name, but fairly well-known actress. Plus I love this song, so there.
Uptown Girl by Billy Joel - about Christie Brinkley
L.A. Guns wrote this song about Jayne Mansfield. Got to #33 in the spring of 1990.
An eighties obscurity - George Higton: “The Kim Novak Story”
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