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Myoosik Trivia

Roberta Flack/The Fugees hit immortalized Don McLean by making him the subject of the song, "Killing Me Softly With His Song"

... and Don Mclean immortalized Buddy Holly with the song "American Pie"

... and Buddy Holly immortalized Peggy Sue Garron, in his song "Peggy Sue"

9 Responses to “Myoosik Trivia”

  1. # Blogger Trauma Queen

    but how dyu know this..how do they 'immortaluse' each other..an obvious mention in the lyrics? or sum songfact you got from sumwhere?  

  2. # Blogger gullu

    i ve heard "American Pie" but not the other songs you have mentioned. cudnt make out how Buddy Holly comes into picture.it will be good if you can tell us or point us to the story...too lazy to google it :)  

  3. # Blogger Ameet

    So by transitivity, did Roberta Flack immortalize Peggy Sue?


    Interesting trivia - I didn't know any of this.  

  4. # Blogger gullu

    yay!!...found the story here
    i think Don Mclean should have mentioned somewhere that hes singin abt Buddy Holly...otherwise the hints are too subtle for the fans to notice..wonder how the fans found this out
    neways interesting trivia doc...kept me busy for atleast an hour :))  

  5. # Blogger phreakv6

    killing me softly wasnt robert flack's original.. it was written much earlier and performed by someone else.. flack made it famous..

    since we are talkin abt music trivia..

    did u know that ar rahman's chaiya chaiya is the main title song ( plays in the opening titles and also in credits ) of inside man  

  6. # Blogger autogato


  7. # Blogger sou

    Hmmmm.... looks like my oh-so-innocent and simple trivia pattern has gotten a whole lot complex!

    Link #1 says:

    Everybody involved agrees that Don McLean is the inspiration (for the song) but no one, not Lori Leiberman (who wrote not the song itself, but an early version called “Killing Me Softly With His Blues”), not Roberta Flack (who added some lyrics to Lieberman’s version), not Don McLean, not Gimbel & Fox (the credited songwriters, who polished and reworked both Lieberman’s and Flack’s contributions) ever identified a particular song. They said only that it was inspired by a Don McLean concert that Lieberman attended.

    And wikipedia says.. The song was inspired by a poem by Lori Lieberman, "Killing Me Softly with His Blues," which she wrote after seeing a then-unknown Don McLean perform the song "Empty Chairs" live.

    back to what Link #1 says:

    The business of American Pie and Empty Chairs seems to have come from unrelated third parties, much later in the game, who simply assert that it is true without any reliable attribution from the principals involved.

    So, the real answer seems to be that it wasn’t a particular song at all, but rather an overall performance in general that inspired “Killing Me Softly…” (For those that are interested, the Don McLean concert in question was at The Troubadour in Los Angeles.)

    That does kinda affect my immortalizing-song pattern :(
    oh but what the hell it sounded interesting is not 'exactly' wrong :)  

  8. # Blogger The Wise Man From Hell

    couple of trivia material from my side:

    ozzy and his bandmate toni iommi were schoolmates who couldn' stand each other then. toni and his pals in fact used to make fun of ozzy's high pitched voice!

    the name black sabbath they took from a boris karloff movie of the same name.  

  9. # Blogger autogato

    Glad you and your boy could laugh over my unfortunate birthday present! Hopefully on your next birthday he'll be a bit more sensitive, but not of the vibrating nature!  

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