Rock 'N' Roll Widow

Album: Wishbone Four (1973)

Songfacts®:

  • In the official biography, Blowin' Free: Thirty Years Of Wishbone Ash, by Gary Carter and Mark Chatterton, the tragic story behind this song is explained. At one of their early shows, an outdoor concert at Austin, Texas, on September 5, 1971, an angry customer shot and killed a food vendor - 32 year old Cuban student Francisco Carrasco - while the band was on stage. Two days later, the Austin Statesman newspaper reported the murder under the headline Vendor Shot For Sandwich? >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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