Find Out Who Inspired Your Favorite Iconic Songs

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. Read about the men and women who inspired these classics.

“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.

Successfully Smitten

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.

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