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  • #46
    Re: iPod II--The Albums

    >....and?

    It is believed that she is the inspiration for Sundown.

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    • #47
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      >Trivia for racewalker: What's the connection between Gordon Lightfoot and John
      >Belushi?>>

      Both appeared on Saturday Night Live on May 22, 1976.

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      • #48
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        In which the samurai-Belushi slices all of Lightfoot's guitar strings. (Not that I can find any track link in any of this but then, this was a desert-island thread to begin with, wasn't it?)

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        • #49
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          >In which the samurai-Belushi slices all of Lightfoot's guitar strings. (Not
          >that I can find any track link in any of this but then, this was a
          >desert-island thread to begin with, wasn't it?)

          Are both answers correct? Are there more? Surely the fact that GL's ex-girlfriend killed JB is at least a bit of a connection.

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          • #50
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            >>In which the samurai-Belushi slices all of Lightfoot's guitar strings.
            >(Not
            >that I can find any track link in any of this but then, this was
            >a
            >desert-island thread to begin with, wasn't it?)

            Are both answers
            >correct? Are there more? Surely the fact that GL's ex-girlfriend killed JB is
            >at least a bit of a connection.

            mjd got all answers correct. e gary hil threw in a new and original link.

            Who'd want an ipod on a desert island anyway? I'd want potable water and food.

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            • #51
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              What other hits were inspired by real life women and what were they?

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              • #52
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                I would guess that virtually every hit song was inspired by a real life man or woman, like Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" - Warren Beatty

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                • #53
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                  >I would guess that virtually every hit song was inspired by a real life man or
                  >woman, like Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" - Warren Beatty

                  We don't know that for sure. Didn't someone just pay 50k to get the name of the individual in a private lunch? But you're right about the inspiration thing. I'm looking for one with the name specifically in the title.

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                  • #54
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                    >Who'd want an ipod on a desert
                    >island anyway? I'd want potable water and food.>>

                    Tomorrow I'm introducing iPotable water.

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                    • #55
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                      As usual, MJD is correct. Carly has not yet revealed who the song is about. Beatty remains the leading contender.

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                      • #56
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                        Forgot to post a link:
                        http://www.carlysimon.com/vain/vain.htm

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                        • #57
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                          "For the record, Simon acknowledges the song is a little about Beatty; it's a composite of three men from her L.A. days. Warren, it seems, was not a particularly good boyfriend."

                          My memory has been faulty at times, but I do remember a talk show appearance - I'm thinking Johnny Carson - where she smirks and winks when she is asked if it's about Beatty. If you read the link just provided above (thank you - you do good links) you can read between the lines and see how disenchanted she was about that affair.

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                          • #58
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                            >What other hits were inspired by real life women and what were they?>>

                            Diana (Paul Anka), Layla (Eric Clapton), Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole), Ave Maria (122,000 artists) (roughly).

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                            • #59
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                              1 Tammy Debbie Reynolds #1 57
                              2 Wake Up Little Susie The Everly Brothers #1 57
                              3 Maggie May Rod Stewart #1 71
                              4 Diana Paul Anka #2 57
                              5 Hello, Dolly! Louis Armstrong #1 64
                              6 Cathy's Clown The Everly Brothers #1 60
                              7 Venus Frankie Avalon #1 59
                              8 Honey Bobby Goldsboro #1 68
                              9 Sara Smile Daryl Hall and John Oates #4 76
                              10 Donna Richie Valens #2 59
                              11 Sherry The Four Seasons #1 62
                              12 Windy The Association #1 67
                              13 Me and Mrs. Jones Billy Paul #1 72
                              14 Peggy Sue Buddy Holly #3 57
                              15 Delta Dawn Helen Reddy #1 73
                              16 Hey Paula Paul and Paula #1 63
                              17 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) The Looking Glass #1 72
                              18 Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) John Fred and His Playboy Band #1 67
                              19 Runaround Sue Dion #1 61
                              20 Mrs. Robinson Simon and Garfunkel #1 68
                              21 Angie Baby Helen Reddy #1 74
                              22 Annie's Song John Denver #1 74
                              23 Angie The Rolling Stones #1 73
                              24 Oh Julie The Crescendos #5 58
                              25 Susie Darlin' Robin Luke #5 58
                              26 Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond #1 70
                              27 Marianne Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders #5 57
                              28 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot #1 74
                              29 Sheila Tommy Roe #1 62
                              30 Candida Dawn #3 70
                              31 Jackie Blue The Ozark Mountain Daredevils #3 75
                              32 Devil With a Blue Dress and Good Golly Miss Molly (Medley) Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels #4 66
                              33 Venus The Shocking Blue #1 70
                              34 Help Me, Rhonda The Beach Boys #1 65
                              35 Clair Gilbert O'Sullivan #2 72
                              36 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds Elton John #1 75
                              37 Mandy Barry Manilow #1 75
                              38 Lady Marmalade LaBelle #1 75
                              39 Ramblin' Rose Nat King Cole #2 62
                              40 Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando #3 73

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                              • #60
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                                Anybody can copy a list of songs with women's names in them. Who are the "real-life women" each of those songs are named after? (I don't think you get to claim Venus, unless you also worship Zeus)

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