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The Ballad Of Jayne


L.A. Guns

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This is about Jayne Mansfield, a blonde bombshell who was a popular actress and pin-up girl in the '50s and '60s. She was often compared to Marilyn Monroe, and also died young. Mansfield was killed in a car accident when she was 34: "Now she's breakin' hearts in heaven."
Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns was in a band called Hollywood Rose which later became Guns N' Roses (Thus the "Guns" part of the name). After he left they kept the name. (thanks, Steve - westchester, NY)
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Comments (11):

Why does the girl in the video have dark hair? Who is she?
- nancy, baltimore, MD
Yes, there was an episode of the Sci-Fi TV series FIREFLY that featured "The Ballad of Jayne." This Jayne was one of the members of the FIREFLY crew, a guy, and it was an extremely funny episode.
- Leah, Brooklyn, NY
Gillian Gibbons
06-26-1971 * 09/12/1989
- Erika, Dallas, TX
OKay, so I am reading up on Jane Mansfield, and I suddenly get hit with the info that Mariska Hargitay is her daughter. I am a religiously faithful, so to speak, viewer of Law and Order: SVU and I love both Mariska and Christopher Meloni. Anyway, I can see a major resemblance between Mariska and her mom. And if this song IS really about Jayne Mansfield, all I can say is WELL DONE!! I love the song, and Tracii Guns and I have the same birthday, so hey. It doesn't get much better than this. I LOVE this song, I love the guns, and I used to think that Phil Lewis (for those of you who don't know, he's the lead singer) was HOT!!! SO yeah, LA Guns kick some serious ass, and I LOVE THIS SONG!!!
- Megan, Denham Springs, LA
Still one of my favorite songs!
- Mel!ssa, Pittsburgh, PA
This Song Has A Really Good Sounding Guitar
- Daniel, Leighton, AL
I guess axel never heard of Electric Gypsy, I wanna be your man, Magdalaine, or Sex Action. This band was grossly popular until Poison and Warrant killed heavy metal, and they still perform today. "Popularity breeds contempt."
- Jeff, Columbia, SC
Well obviously dont know what your talking about...L.A. Guns have never written a one.

This song rules just as much as everyother song of L.A. Guns
- Travis, Orange, CA
The name remind anyone else about Firefly? Specifically the episode Jaynestown? Just a thought.
- Steven, Melbourne, Australia
I was little at the time. My mom used to leave for each concert around the US. They even came to her wedding. She was friends with some Mary Jane who was married to one of the members. I don't know the members or songs I just know my step-dad would get P.O.ed knowing she'd be with them and the opening band all the time. My step-dad was also the member of an indie band called Fuzz Pipe.
- Jeff, Archbald, PA
This is a one-hit wonder.
- Axel Titus, Lake Forest, CA
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