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This was written in just one sitting after the death of bass player Cliff Burton, who played in Metallica with Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine. The lyrics, however, are not directly about Burton, as the song is about remaining true to your friends no matter who they hang out with (there was a lot of tension between Mustaine and the members of Metallica). (thanks, Dave - Calgary, Canada)
After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."