Saturday, 29 October 2011

Famous Rock & Roll Muses

Marilyn Monroe: The subject of Elton John's "Candle In The Wind", later Elton re-wrote the lyrics as a tribute to princess Diana.

Patti Boyd: Both "Something" by the Beatles and "Layla" by Derek And The Dominos were written about her. Patti was caught in a romantic triangle between then husband George Harrison and Eric Clapton, who was in love with her. She eventually divorced George and married Eric.

Billy Jean King: Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote "Philadelphia Freedom" about Billy Jean's tennis team.

Judy Collins: Crosby, Stills & Nash recorded "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes", a song about Still's girlfriend.

Rosanna Arquette: Toto's "Rosanna" and Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" were both written for this actress.

Erin Everly: Erin is the daughter of Don Everly of the Everly Bros. The song "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns n Roses was written for her by then boyfriend Axel Rose

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