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Pete Townshend wrote this because he wanted to see a song about masturbation become a hit.
This tells the story of a father who gives his son dirty pictures, including one of a movie star from long ago. The son becomes particularly enamored with the photo of the movie star, and all goes well until he finds out she is dead.
This was banned by many radio stations for it's sexual content.
A talented lyricist, Philip helped revive Neil Sedaka's career with the words to "Laughter In The Rain" and "Bad Blood."
Terry Jacks ("Seasons in the Sun")
Inspired by his dear friend, "Seasons in the Sun" paid for Terry's boat, which led him away from music and into a battle with Canadian paper mills.
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.