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Beautiful women resulting in incredible songs  

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Sandy Bluesky enough said.

Layla - Patty Boyd

Others? 

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Topic starter Posted : November 16, 2020 4:20 pm
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Something - Pattie Boyd

 

Suite Judy Blue Eyes - Judy Collins

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Posted : November 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Stephen
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CSN, Suite Judy

cant think of any songs about emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks.....

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Posted : November 16, 2020 6:51 pm
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Rita Coolidge
Cherokee, Sit Yourself Down (Stephen Stills);
Delta Lady, A Song For You (Leon Russell)

Jenny Boyd
Jennifer Juniper (Donovan)

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Posted : November 17, 2020 3:29 am
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Does Uptown Girl by Billy Joel count?  I know Christie Brinkley was in the music video and eventually they married, but I believe it was written when he was dating Elle McPherson and is actually about her, or perhaps rather she was the inspiration.

I suppose we could argue the "incredible songs" part of the thread title....

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Posted : November 17, 2020 1:49 pm
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Don't really think any level of physical beauty had much to do with it but Lennon's song "Julia" about his Mother is certainly a beautiful song.

"Y'all know the Fire Marshal...the cat that can't get the job as a policeman." Duane Allman

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Posted : November 17, 2020 7:12 pm
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Posted by: @stephen

CSN, Suite Judy

cant think of any songs about emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks.....

I didn't know Suite Judy Blue Eyes was about Judy Collins until last year during an interview on CBS Sunday Morning.  Not the first time I've been late to the party....

 

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Posted : November 17, 2020 9:00 pm
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Posted by: @stephen

CSN, Suite Judy

cant think of any songs about emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks.....

Actually Lowell George wrote "Long Distance Love" about Ronstadt when they were living together and George was watching her paint her toenails one evening. 

"Y'all know the Fire Marshal...the cat that can't get the job as a policeman." Duane Allman

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Posted : November 17, 2020 11:57 pm
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Didn’t know that. Love that song

 

And I Love Her- Jane Asher

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed though I forget the name of the woman Dickey wrote it about

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Posted : November 18, 2020 7:01 am
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The flip-side:  "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life ... "  I wonder what woman inspired this.

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Posted : November 18, 2020 10:11 am
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"Rosanna" by Toto is about Rosanna Arquette

"Y'all know the Fire Marshal...the cat that can't get the job as a policeman." Duane Allman

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Posted : November 18, 2020 11:34 am
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Elizabeth Reed was written for Carmella Storniola of Seattle.  She died of a heart condition in 2017 at age 71. She moved to San Francisco in the 1960's where she became involved with Boz Scaggs.   She was dark and beautiful and vivacious.  She traveled to Macon with Boz and later married him. But before that she was attracted to Dickey Betts and he was to her. They had a part time affair when Dickey was in Macon and Boz was gone.  

Dickey was very attracted to her and the intensity of those feeling were captured in his composition In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. She did not want Boz Scaggs to know about the affair so Dickey needed a cover name for the song and chose a lady's name who was buried at Rose Hill in the 19th century. Dickey and other band members would hang in the cemetery in the early days when in town. Clapton eventually married Patti Boyd, (Layla) George Harrison's wife. Didn't work that way for Dickey. But Blue Sky did marry him and we got another wonderful song out of that. Not only are Elizabeth Reed and Blue Sky two of the absolute best ABB songs, but two of the best songs by ANY rock band IMHO

BTW I've been playing Blue Sky at least once every day since February1972 when Eat A Peach was released. And never get tired of it and enjoy it as much now as I did 48 years ago. 

Duane Allman was the spark and key to the ABB being such a fantastic band. But it wouldn't be half the band if Dickey hadn't been in it. Actually all six were just perfect. Butch often said it was if the god's said you six guys are to play music together. 

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Posted : November 18, 2020 4:13 pm
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Amen to that Robertdee!

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Posted : November 18, 2020 4:32 pm
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Posted by: @robertdee

Elizabeth Reed was written for Carmella Storniola of Seattle.  She died of a heart condition in 2017 at age 71. She moved to San Francisco in the 1960's where she became involved with Boz Scaggs.   She was dark and beautiful and vivacious.  She traveled to Macon with Boz and later married him. But before that she was attracted to Dickey Betts and he was to her. They had a part time affair when Dickey was in Macon and Boz was gone.  

Dickey was very attracted to her and the intensity of those feeling were captured in his composition In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. She did not want Boz Scaggs to know about the affair so Dickey needed a cover name for the song and chose a lady's name who was buried at Rose Hill in the 19th century. Dickey and other band members would hang in the cemetery in the early days when in town. Clapton eventually married Patti Boyd, (Layla) George Harrison's wife. Didn't work that way for Dickey. But Blue Sky did marry him and we got another wonderful song out of that. Not only are Elizabeth Reed and Blue Sky two of the absolute best ABB songs, but two of the best songs by ANY rock band IMHO

BTW I've been playing Blue Sky at least once every day since February1972 when Eat A Peach was released. And never get tired of it and enjoy it as much now as I did 48 years ago. 

Duane Allman was the spark and key to the ABB being such a fantastic band. But it wouldn't be half the band if Dickey hadn't been in it. Actually all six were just perfect. Butch often said it was if the god's said you six guys are to play music together. 

Nice!  The road goes on forever...! 😎 

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Posted : November 18, 2020 6:43 pm
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Posted by: @robertdee

Elizabeth Reed was written for Carmella Storniola of Seattle.  She died of a heart condition in 2017 at age 71. She moved to San Francisco in the 1960's where she became involved with Boz Scaggs.   She was dark and beautiful and vivacious.  She traveled to Macon with Boz and later married him. But before that she was attracted to Dickey Betts and he was to her. They had a part time affair when Dickey was in Macon and Boz was gone.  

Dickey was very attracted to her and the intensity of those feeling were captured in his composition In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. She did not want Boz Scaggs to know about the affair so Dickey needed a cover name for the song and chose a lady's name who was buried at Rose Hill in the 19th century.

In Midnight Riders, Dickey recalled an early interview about this

”Some writer once asked me how I wrote the song, & Duane said, ‘Aw he [boffed] some girl across the tombstone & that’s what it’s about’ & don’t you think it got printed In an instant. You can imagine how the girl I wrote it for felt after that”

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Posted : November 18, 2020 8:12 pm
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John’s & Paul’s odes to their wives as the Beatles were ending, The Lovely Linda, & Oh Yoko! are two of my faves by them - 

also on topic (hopefully😮), Every Night, also from McCartney - Maybe I’m Amazed... pretty much that whole album ❤️ 

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Posted : November 18, 2020 8:35 pm
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Well, I don't know how "beautiful" she was, but she had a beautiful voice.  The Dead wrote Birdsong about Janis.  

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Posted : November 19, 2020 11:02 am
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Didn't Gregg write Multi-Colored Lady for Devon's mum, Shelley Kay Jefts?

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Posted : November 19, 2020 11:59 am
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Go where you wanna go - Mommas & Poppas about Michele being too much woman for any one dude. She was married to John Phillips at the time

and Buffing Denny. 

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2020 8:55 am
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Go your own way - Lindsay & Stevie Nicks

 

Just a couple that popped up in the last day or so 

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Topic starter Posted : November 20, 2020 8:56 am
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Does Little Martha count - Dixie Meadows.

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Posted : November 20, 2020 4:48 pm
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