The name "Schoolhouse Rock," which was a series of educational cartoons, was a play on "Jailhouse Rock," the title of an Elvis Presley song.
Pink Floyd's "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" is about their founding member Syd Barrett, who became an acid casualty. Notice the S-Y-D in the title.
John Legend wrote "All Of Me" about his fiancée Chrissy Teigen. He sang it to her at their wedding ceremony in Como, Italy.
"I Got You Babe" makes Sonny Bono the only person to perform on a #1 hit and also get elected to congress.
When "Believe" hit #1 in America, it made Cher, age 52, the oldest woman ever to top the chart.
Bruce Springsteen originally wrote "Fire" for Elvis Presley in 1977, and even sent him a demo. Sadly the King died before he ever heard it, and it was left to the Pointer Sisters to record the song.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.
The rock revolutionist on songwriting, quitting smoking, and what she thinks of Rush Limbaugh using her song.
The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.
Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.
Rob Halford, Richie Faulkner and Glenn Tipton talk twin guitar harmonies and explain how they create songs in Judas Priest.
Crazier still, is that Marianne apparently wasn't particularly flattered about having inspired this great song.
It reached #4 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
Was track one of side one of their debut album, 'Boston', the album peaked at #3 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart...
Two other tracks from the album also made the Top 100; "Long Time (#22) and "Peace of Mind" (#38).
One of the LA-area Indian casinos, Pechanga, uses parts of the song in their ads. Though I'm not a big fan of pop music in ads, I will admit that they did a good job of editing in a panoramic zoom shot of a golf drive during the "slipped away..." sustained note.
There. I said it.
If you all have seen the movie "She's Having a Baby", about 10 seconds' worth of this song are played at the beginning of the movie.
It's also a great driving song, just makes you want to put your foot to the floor...
People, PLEASE learn just a little about one of the most misunderstood diseases - DEPRESSION IS THE CANCER OF THE SOUL. Mental illness is still so taboo, & yet so widespread.
Just before I turned 13, I got my first 45 RPM single - this song. It was, is, will be one of my all time fvts. At that age, the words didn't mean much, I loved the music. As I got older, & lost loves, it became more than a tune. 1 of the very best songs ever written, by 1 of the very best bands ever.
Funny story, the subject of this song, the mysterious ex-lover "Mary Anne" is the mother of a good buddy of mine. She dated Tom Scholz and broke up with him before Boston went big. Thus, the song was written about her. She lives a quiet life in northeastern Massachusetts, but it must be pretty cool to have such a famous song written about you. This summer I went over to my friend's house and said "Hello, Mrs. _______" and she was like "no, please call me Mary Anne." It was pretty awesome haha.
I know this probably is hard to believe coming from some random person on the internet, but I am good friends with her son and have met her personally and met others who have confirmed this story. No, she is not dead. Unless he had a thing for Mary Anne's.
RIP Brad Delp
posted 1 hr ago 1739 eastern time (USA) 03/10/07
2. Its sad i'm the first for MA to comment on Boston
3. Tom Scholz was an amazing musician and should talked about with Frank Zappa
radio had this blasting for a good year...
perhaps the perfect summer song....sweet yet
jams...a very fine line that worked....that
multi-tracked guitar song sounded beyond fresh
in '76.......watch dazed and confused to get A
glimpse of those days...it was really like that.
I would have opened a 70's movie wirh this,
it captures the times that well.....ahhhhhh
And dream of a girl I used to know - I close my eyes and she slips away"
I think that's self explanitary: It's about the writer escaping from the world by listening to songs that remind him times past but when he does, he remembers his lost love who left him.