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In a 1996 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Mitchell explained: "I wrote that in Philadelphia after some girls who worked in this club where I was playing found all this colored slag glass in an alley. We collected a lot of it and built these glass mobiles with copper wire and coat hangers. I took mine back to New York and put them in my window on West 16th Street in the Chelsea District. The sun would hit the mobile and send these moving colors all around the room. As a young girl, I found that to be a thing of beauty. There's even a reference to the mobile in the song. It was a very young and lovely time... before I had a record deal. I think it's a very sweet song, but I don't think of it as part of my best work. To me, most of those early songs seem like the work of an ingenue."
Bill and Hillary Clinton named their daughter Chelsea after this song.
Folk singer Judy Collins covered this song. She performed this along with her version of "Amazing Grace
" at Bill Clinton's first inauguration in 1993. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
Reverend Horton Heat
The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs.
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Only Madonna, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson and Rihanna have more #1 Dance hits than Kristine.
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.