Musical Muses: The Faces Behind The Songs

Sure everyone remembers the songwriters—and why shouldn’t they?  Those talented artists paint pictures with sound, composing poetry to move us, body and soul.  However, as monumental as their sonic creations may be, songwriters would be nothing without the inspiration of those whose lives serendipitously intersected their own.  So who are these immortal characters lucky enough to live forever in song?  Read on to meet some of music’s most memorable muses.

Angela Bowie inspired The Rolling Stones’ “Angie.”

Angela Bowie

Everywhere I look I see your eyes/There ain’t a woman that comes close to you/Come on baby, dry your eyes/But Angie, Angie, ain’t it good to be alive?/Angie, Angie, they can’t say we never tried…

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Britpop! A Beginner’s Guide

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In reaction to American grunge’s saturation effect on the music climate in the early ’90s, a counter movement emerged in the UK that rejected the angst-filled slacker ideals of the flannel crowd.  Drawing inspiration from their nation’s rich history of great guitar-based rock and pop, British musicians provided the soundtrack to the massive cultural movement which would become collectively known as Britpop.

Keep reading about the songs that defined Britpop!