Famous Girls That Inspired Famous Songs

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

  1. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

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    Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Zevon

    A little tribute to Patty Hearst?
     
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  2. CrawdaddySim1

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    Sedgwick
     
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  3. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

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    How can an 80s obscurity be a famous song?
     
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  4. davebush

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    Incredibly, listening to the trance remix of this song the moment I read this.
     
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  5. CrawdaddySim1

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    Also inspired by Hearst:
     
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  6. davebush

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    Yep, you’re right. I overlooked “famous song” in the thread title. My error.
     
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  7. JozefK

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    Supposedly...
     
  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    Please don’t !

    Now I wont be able to listen to The Saturday Boy, A Lover Sings and Must I Paint You A Picture, etc until I forget your comment!
    :help: :shake: :laugh:
     
  9. Tinnitus Andronicus

    Tinnitus Andronicus Living Too Late

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    Edie Sedgwick

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    Also said to have inspired "Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat" by Dylan from Blonde On Blonde, and this not so famous song by James Ray & the Performance

     
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  10. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    The definition of “famous” is “known by many people”.
     
  11. CrawdaddySim1

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    What exactly constitutes a "famous" song? If you want a hit, say "hit." All the songs I posted are famous to me. Neil's "Pushed It Over the End" is famous to Neil fans as a legendary unreleased song.
     
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  12. Tim S

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    That's cool - seems most others did, too.
     
  13. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

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    That's the definition I'm going by, too.
     
  14. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    There isn’t a member here with the moniker “many people”...

    Therefore unavailable...

    So let’s leave the final decision, as to whether a song is “famous” to Forum member...
    @manybiscuits

    I guess that’s as official as we can get.
    ;)
     
  15. Tim S

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    Again, nit picking, but pretty sure this song isn't actually about Bette Davis, though I don't know who it is about. It also mentions Greta Garbo, too, but only in passing.
     
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  16. wes4usc

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    "Ballad of John and Yoko" and "Woman" by John Lennon

    About Queen Elizabeth.



    Just kidding - Yoko Ono
     
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  17. Billchi_11

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    Echo Helstrom - Girl from the North Country
     
  18. wes4usc

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    "Candle in the Wind" by Elton John

    Marilyn Monroe

    and later version, Princess Diana

    (Two for one!)
     
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  19. CrawdaddySim1

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    I thought about that, too, but she goes beyond the eyes to describe a woman who reminds her of Bette Davis... so Davis inspired the song. The thread title uses the word "inspired," not "about."
     
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  20. jon9091

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    Philadelphia Freedom by Elton was written for Billie Jean King
     
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  21. Tim S

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    Absolutely right - I withdraw my complaint!
     
  22. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

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    BZZZZZ!!! (wrong answer)

    They’re married.
    :)
     
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  23. wes4usc

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    "It Ain't Me Babe" by Bob Dylan

    Joan Baez
     
  24. wes4usc

    wes4usc Forum Resident

    Oops!
     
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  25. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    The Beatles "Her Majesty"

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