Would it surprise you to learn that many of your best loved songs were inspired by actual living breathing people? Maybe not; after all, even the greatest artist doesn’t exist in a vacuum. So let’s take a little journey together and uncover the stories behind the songs. The faces behind the hits. Some, as you might imagine, were lovers. Others were loved from afar. And a few might be a little harder to characterize. A few of the musicians were bold enough to use the person’s real name in the song, while others were a bit more circumspect. But each of them created something truly memorable.
Every artist needs a muse, an inspiration, someone or something to get the creative juices flowing. Not just music, of course. From Michelangelo’s David to the Doors’ Come on Baby Light My Fire, you can bet that there was flesh and blood behind the art. So come. Read on, and take a trip to the past. You will be in for a few surprises!