Tribute | Songs About Famous People
~li~ American Pie – Don McLean
This strain pays in memory to a few well-respected stone and hurl celebrities who were killed in a comfortless transport collision on February 3, 1959. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper were all killed in the crash. Their deaths were deliberate such a loss to the music world that the date became well known as “the day the music died”.
Candle in the Wind – Elton John
Candle in the Wind was a strain that was originally created in in memory to Marilyn Monroe, the iconic American film star. The strain originally used the words, “Goodbye Norma Jean”, that the thespian after that altered to “Goodbye England’s Rose” in in memory to Princess Diana after her demise in an vehicle accident.
All The Years Ago – George Harrison
George Harrison was a associate of the iconic stone and hurl rope The Beatles. Although the organisation had damaged up a few years earlier, when John Lennon was murdered in New York City he wrote this in memory strain in memorial of the happiness of their loyalty and their work together.
Abraham, Martin and John – Dion
Rather than being created about a singular person, this strain was created in in memory to 4 giants of amicable probity and progress, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, all of whom were killed by assassins.
Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder
Actually created as a objection song, Stevie Wonder penned the difference to Happy Birthday as a greeting to the turning down by diplomatic leaders of a national legal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the national polite rights leader.
King Tut – Steve Martin
Certainly one of the many out of the ordinary songs created for a important person, King Tut was a slapstick strain created and sung by the clown Steve Martin. Though some of the song’s lyrics are actually silly, the strain was exceedingly renouned and served to reconnoitre young people about some of the story of the very old Egyptian ruler.
Biko – Peter Gabriel
Steve Biko was an anti-apartheid romantic in South Africa in the 1970s. He was arrested after having taken segment in a accumulation of anti-apartheid activities, and after his detain he was battered severely and taken to prison, where he died. The strain is a in memory to him, and was featured in the film Cry Freedom, that was about the activist’s death.