Archive | February, 2011

Prudence Farrow (Bruns) The Subject Of The Beatles Song “Dear Prudence”

“Dear Prudence” was written by John Lennon while The Beatles were in India while studying Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The song is about Prudence Farrow, Mia Farrow’s little sister. She became so serious about her meditation that she “turned into a near recluse” and “rarely came out” of the cottage she was living in.

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Kurt Cobain Was Listening To R.E.M.’s “Automatic For The People” Before He Took His Life

Kurt Cobain was a huge fan of R.E.M. and was supposed to do a project with Michael Stipe shortly before his death. It has also been revealed that R.E.M.’s “Automatic For The People” album was in Kurt’s stereo when they discovered his body. Kurt listened to the album so much he wanted Nirvana’s music to head into that direction.

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Jimmy Page Olympic White Fender Stratocaster John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones Returned Jimmy Page’s Olympic White Fender Stratocaster After Borrowing It For Over 30 Years

This Olympic White Fender Stratocaster was used by Jimmy Page to record rhythm tracks on the Led Zeppelin songs “Thank You” and “Ten Years Gone” in June 1969 at Morgan Studios, in Willesden, North London, England. At some point after the session, Page loaned the Strat to John Paul Jones. In September 2007, Jones finally returned the “long-tern loan” Strat back to Page during rehearsals for their reunion show in California around September of 2007 more than 30 years after he borrowed it. Page took these photos with the guitar a few days later..

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