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The Boy in the Song: The True Stories Behind…

The Boy in the Song: The True Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics

by Michael Heatley

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The Boy in the Song: The True Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics (2012) is a companion piece to The Girl in the Song: The Stories Behind 50 Rock Classics (2010)

Both were written by Michael Heatley and Frank Hopkinson.

The female muse was a bit more interesting to me because I knew many of the groups, songs and musical time frames.
But, bear in mind, meeting the man that served as inspiration was still a good read, also providing interesting trivia from "recording history."

I'll let the authors tell you what they hoped to accomplish:
"Explain how each boy or man inspired the song written about him, when the song was released, and the impact it had on the charts, the performers, and the subject himself."

I'll simply call this another good mini-trek into rock history. (143 pages)

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  pennsylady | Feb 1, 2016 |
I knew most of them. Blame it on my wasted youth, I guess. Or my passion for rock biography, either one. I was a little annoyed at some of the inclusions, which basically concluded, "This song is about someone, but Carly isn't telling." Which we all knew already, thanks. Some of the photos were poignant and evocative- and some of the songs were old favorites. Worth leafing through in the waiting room, but I don't think I'd buy a copy. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
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Focuses on the boyfriends, husbands, bandmates, exes, heroes, celebrities, fathers, sons, and even complete strangers who inspired 50 of rock's greatest songs.

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