The best songs ever made are usually inspired by real-life events (Smoke on the water) or people (Layla). At the end of the day, these songs are rich and emotional and touch us in a way that makes the song immortal.
Read the list of stories about the songs which were written about personal inspirations. Whether it was love or hate and read about the men and women who inspired these classics.
“Love of my life” by Freddie Mercury and Queen
Freddie Mercury met Mary Austin, who became the love of his life, in 1970. They were a strong couple and loved one another deeply. Mercury said on many occasions that she was an important part of his life and of the band. They were a couple for almost 7 years. At some point, they grew apart, but once they have decided to separate, they grew closer as friends.
She was there with him during his last moments, like she was with him since they started dating. Later on, after his death, she received half of his estate.
Not Bi, but Gay
Mary said about Freddie: “He was like no one I had ever met before … Freddie had widened the tapestry of my life so much by introducing me to the world of ballet, opera and art; I learned so much from him and he’s given me personally so much.” When Freddie told her that he was bisexual, it took her some time to accept it, but after some time, she told him: ‘No Freddie, I don’t think you are bisexual. I think you are gay.’”
“Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly took the ‘Buddy’ part of their name very seriously. He helped his drummer friend, Jerry Allison and gave their hit song the name “Peggy Sue” after Peggy Sue Gerron, the woman who had caught Allison’s eye.
The song was about as successful as it could have been, not only securing Holly one of the biggest hits of all time but also winning over the real Peggy Sue for his friend. Jerry and Peggy tied the knot soon after. Peggy passed away October 2, 2018 at the age of 78.