This travelogue doubles as a journey through the twists and turns of Morrison's career. He explained to The Guardian why he finds peace in the French Riviera resort. "I've been in Monte Carlo a few times," said Morrison, "and I like the place. It's got a nice vibe, I think. It's wintertime here, it's not there, so usually it's warmer for a start!"
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.