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Classic Rock Stories

The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time

Tim Morse

St. Martin's Griffin

The first time on the open road with Dad's beat-up clunker and a brand-new driver's lecense. That first kiss. Practicing Steve Tyler moves in the garage. Lazy summer days with nothing to do but hang out with a group of friends and the radio. Classic Rock. In Classic Rock Stories, classic rockers reveal the sometimes painful, sometimes accidental, and often hilarious process of creating the songs that you can still sing aloud. In their own words, rockers like Pete Townshend, John Lennon, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, and Keith Richards tell about the drugs, the pain, the love gone bad, and the accidents that resulted in the hits.

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Classic Rock Stories
Accidents Will HappenStudio Incidents That Led to Award-Winning SongsSONG TITLE Mony MonyARTIST Tommy James and the ShondellsFeatured on Anthology (repackage). Released 1990/Rhino (original release 1968)Words & music by Bobby Bloom, Ritchie Cordell, Bo Gentry and Tommy James 
 
Tommy James (singer/songwriter):The night we wrote the song, we were absolutely devastated because we couldn't come up with a "Bony Moronie," a "Sloopy" kind of title, and we knew that's what it had to be. It had to be a girl's name that nobody had ever heard of before. We were
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  • Tim Morse

  • Tim Morse is a native of Sacramento, California. He has a strong creative drive, dividing his time between writing, painting, composing and performing music.
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The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time

Tim Morse

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