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Old 10-05-2020, 09:53 AM
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Post up what you fine interesting.

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Willie Nelson- "On the road again" written in 15 minutes on a restaurant napkin.
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25 or 6 to 4 Chicago
Written by Robert Lamm after being up all night and now it's getting close to sunrise.
25 or 26 minutes to 4 AM
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jim Morrison wrote this as a poem. Jim was tripping balls walking around Venice beach and ran into his friend Ray Manzarek And recited it to him And boom the Doors were born
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Smoke on the Water

The British rock band Deep Purple, wrote the hit song "Smoke on the Water," after watching the casino in Montreux, Switzerland, go up in flames. The casino caught fire during a Frank Zappa concert. ... They burned down the gambling house, It died with an awful sound.
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Leonard Cohen told about spending over 5 years writing Hallelujah.
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Originally Posted by skagit101 View Post
Leonard Cohen told about spending over 5 years writing Hallelujah.
Another great story.
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Mick Jagger, not Keith Richards as I always thought, wrote that classic riff that starts out "Brown Sugar", in fact he wrote the whole song.



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Back in 2013 I was sitting at a small bar in Hopetown, Elbow Cay Bahamas and bumped into a guy by the name of Mark who was playing guitar in the corner of the bar. It turns out that Mark was Mark Bryan better known as one of the founding members of Hootie and the Blowfish.

We struck up a conversation and the owner of the bar invited us back for an evening music session. This turned out to be the first Patrick Davis Hopetown Songwriters festival which has now turned into the "Songwriters in Paradise" festival. We listening to several songwriters talk about how they wrote songs for country artists. It was very interesting to hear the back story and to have them play the songs that I had heard on the radio.







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FF to 5:55.
Talks about his Grandmother and her tavern.



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Late 70’s early 80’s I ran a boat for a country songwriter. He had been scribbling notes on a paper bag that we later used to, drain fried fish on. And later tossed overboard. The next day when he woke up he asked where his “hit” was. Fortunately we were anchored in a cove with the wind blowing into the beach. We combed the beach and found the grease had preserved the bag and his notes. Turned out the song actually Was recorded and made the charts. Lots of story’s from those days that cannot be told!
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Glenn Frey in Miami , riding in a Corvette with his drug dealer, heading to a poker game , Glenn asked him to slow down , " No Man , This is life in the fast lane "


rest is history

at least , that is the way I heard it

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This covers 2005 or so and up.

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Sammy Hagar vacationed for a month with his family in South Africa, while he was there the National speed limit got changed to 55 mph. When he flew back and was driving to his home in upstate New York and got pulled over by the State Police he did not think he was speeding, when informed the speed limit was now 55 exasperated said 55!!!!, I can't drive 55!!! and you know the rest of the story.
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That bass player Tom Hamilton wrote Sweet Emotion and that it's not Joe Perry and Brad Whitford on lead guitar for the song Train Kept A Rollin but Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner and it is Dick Wagner on the song Same Old Song and Dance also.
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Eddy Van Halen never signed for or asked for any royalties on his lead guitar on Michael Jackson's song Beat It.
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Saw Gregg Allman interviewed by Dan Rather and he was asked about the song Melissa - who was Melissa? Some old girlfriend he couldn't stop thinking about, etc.?

Turns out Gregg was in the grocery store one day about the time he was finishing up the song, he heard a woman yelling at her young granddaughter "Melissa! Where are you? Get over here!" and that's the name he went with for the song. About the 33:45 mark here:

https://classicsdujour.com/watch-gre...oving-forward/

Pretty cool.




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