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This song is a tribute to the Statue Of Liberty in New York. It was released around the time the statue was being renovated, so interest was high in the statue.
This was Roth's third Top-40 hit. His first 2 were covers of "California Girls
" and "Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody." (thanks, Jes - Mason City, IA, for above 2)
Roth wrote this with Steve Vai, who played guitar on the song.
There is also a song from the 1920s called "Yankee Rose" that was written by Sidney Holden and Abe Frankl.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."
John Lee Hooker
Into the vaults for Bruce Pollock's 1984 conversation with the esteemed Bluesman. Hooker talks about transforming a Tony Bennett classic and why you don't have to be sad and lonely to write The Blues.