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Songs with Must-Hear Backstories Vol. I

on April 08, 2014, 12:00am
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rockhistory101thumb Songs with Must Hear Backstories Vol. ISome songs are fun because they have no real meaning – “I Am the Walrus” anyone? – but others make more of an impact when you know the true stories behind them. When I first heard the theory behind Don Mclean’s “American Pie”, I was blown away. From the deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper to references to Bob Dylan and the Byrds, the six verses truly took on a life of their own.

Don McLean never did publicly confirm or deny the rumors behind his epic anthem, and yet people still speculate. However, for those of us who want concrete facts behind our favorite songs, let me regale you with seven validated stories straight from the artists themselves.

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Victor Prock
June 6, 2014 at 11:57 pm

That is the 1st CoS piece that I could tolerate to read all the way through in a long time. Great topic! Reading that was time well spent. Thanks!

Isabella Rivera (@BellaMaeRivera)
April 8, 2014 at 10:13 am

Before reading this I only knew about the meaning of the Eric Clapton song… sort of. Thanks for clearing it all up – To know about the motivations for some of the best music ever is to get the creative inspiration flowing!

stokesjack90
April 8, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I’m glad you liked it, Isabella!

Anonymous
April 8, 2014 at 9:43 am

I like this. Good new feature!

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