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Title: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: NorthernAcorns on July 18, 2013, 06:15:21 PM
A lot of people do not know that the PEGGY SUE that Buddy Holly sang about was a real person. Her name is now Peggy Sue Gerron. They were friends in high school and then she married Buddy Holly's friend and drummer Jerry Allison. 

With the exception of Yoko Ono, I wonder how many other non-famous women had incredibly famous songs NAMED after them. "My Sharona" comes to mind (Sharona Alperin)

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 18, 2013, 10:52:23 PM
Welcome to the Forum, NorthernAcorns.

The working title of the song was "Cindy Lou," named for Buddy Holly's niece.  There's a scene in the 1978 motion picture The Buddy Holly Story where Buddy Holly (Gary Busey) is sitting in the back seat of a car playing Cindy Lou on his guitar in a slow tempo.  Ray Bob Simmons (based on Joe B. Mauldin) is driving and Jesse Charles (based on Jerry Allison) is in the front passenger seat and picks up the beat.  "Good song," he remarks.


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ea/Buddy_holly_story_cover.jpg)


The Buddy Holly Story (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvEiHHxbBCk#noexternalembed-ws)
18:20



Here's a nice video which gives an alternate way the renaming of the song might have occurred, paradiddles and all...


Great Moments in Rock 'n' Roll History - Cindy Lou becomes Peggy Sue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mSjlakGgbY#)

Spencer J     Buddy Holly Tribute
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 18, 2013, 11:17:21 PM
Barbara Ann was written by Fred Fassert for his sister, Barbara Ann Fassert...


The Regents - Barbara Ann (ORIGINAL VERSION) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTffa6I27iA#)
The Regents   1961



Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys 1965 Capitol 45 5561 (full version) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d6T6eQAQHA#ws)
The Beach Boys   1965   
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 20, 2013, 01:42:17 AM
Ritchie Valens wrote Donna for his high school sweetheart, Donna Ludwig...


Ritchie Valens-Donna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMcHbh6HBDk#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 20, 2013, 02:44:39 AM
16 year-old keyboardist Michael Brown of The Left Banke wrote Walk Away Renee for Renee Fladen who was seeing Tom Finn, bass guitarist for the group...


Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uqBTzfcIk4#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: nimrod on July 20, 2013, 02:55:07 AM
Lucille ?



Lucille♪ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3-OaNevkfg#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: nimrod on July 20, 2013, 03:00:27 AM
(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSLsQVR-ifcPplpcjdf8KrZNzjG0XE4VLnADYWno9tBE_OAhK1k)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Ovi on July 20, 2013, 09:23:46 AM
Reminded me of this:  ha2ha

Family Guy - Songs Named After a Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErPsx8zdnX4#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Joost on July 20, 2013, 02:40:34 PM
Reminded me of this:  ha2ha

Family Guy - Songs Named After a Girl ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErPsx8zdnX4#[/url])


And this:
Beautiful South Song For Whoever Lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA97HEHPT3Q#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Joost on July 20, 2013, 02:45:13 PM
Last year, a famous Dutch singing duo called Nick & Simon released 154 versions of the same song, each with a different girl's name. :)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Badgirl66 on July 20, 2013, 03:32:33 PM
Last year, a famous Dutch singing duo called Nick & Simon released 154 versions of the same song, each with a different girl's name. :)


http://youtu.be/DPqUWVzjSlU (http://youtu.be/DPqUWVzjSlU)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 21, 2013, 01:52:49 AM
Sometimes the woman's name wasn't mentioned in the song at all...


John Denver - Annie´s Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkGS263lGsQ#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: In My Life on July 21, 2013, 04:15:22 AM
Reminded me of this:  ha2ha
Family Guy - Songs Named After a Girl[/url]

Brian knows his stuff! I have to admit that show can really make me laugh. It can also really make me cringe; kinda like George Carlin.
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Ovi on July 23, 2013, 11:05:06 AM
Brian knows his stuff! I have to admit that show can really make me laugh. It can also really make me cringe; kinda like George Carlin.


I like 'Family Guy' a lot and they can always make me laugh, even at their worst.

Lucille ?


Interesting fact: 'Lucille' was also the name of B.B. King's guitar. He also wrote a song named after/for it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_(guitar) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucille_(guitar))

B.B. King - Lucille (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Y8QxOjuYHg#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Ovi on July 23, 2013, 11:08:28 AM
Also, the Pixies had no less than 5 songs named after girls on their third album, 'Bossanova': Cecilia Ann, Velouria, Allison, Ana and Havalina.
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 23, 2013, 06:46:18 PM
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, Valleri was a girl Bobby Hart was in love with when he was in high school.


The Monkees - Valleri " Official Video". (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWTa9CE51sA#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on July 24, 2013, 05:47:25 PM
Maybe not a very famous song, but "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home" by the Kinks is about Ray and Dave Davies' sister, who had moved with her husband to Australia.

The Kinks - Rosie Won't You Please Come Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwLwfodh9T0#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: In My Life on July 25, 2013, 04:16:02 AM
Maybe not a very famous song, but "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home" by the Kinks is about Ray and Dave Davies' sister, who had moved with her husband to Australia.

The Kinks - Rosie Won't You Please Come Home ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwLwfodh9T0#[/url])


Ray Davies loved his sisters! "Come Dancing"was a tribute to his sister Rene. Hers is a sad story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Dancing_%28song%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Dancing_%28song%29)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: In My Life on July 25, 2013, 04:42:46 AM
Suite Judy Blue Eyes, written by Stephen Stills about his imminent break-up with Judy Collins.

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite Judy Blue Eyes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMbuJXQCIvo#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: nimrod on July 25, 2013, 11:41:25 PM
I thought Cracklin Rosie

but thats about a bottle of wine

but he did this

Neil Diamond Juliet Legend 3-4-10.wmv (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j25V_muLrzg#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Normandie on July 26, 2013, 03:38:08 PM


I had always thought the Toto song "Rosanna" was about Rosanna Arquette, but a quick Google search revealed that is not in fact true:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_(song) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosanna_(song))
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 27, 2013, 01:45:05 AM
Paul Anka wrote and recorded Diana in 1957 about his high school friend Diana Ayoub...


Paul Anka- Diana (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDDgYDQjtEs#)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 27, 2013, 02:12:14 AM
Cathy's Clown was written by Phil and Don Everly about Don's high school friend Cathy Coe...


Everly Brothers ~ Live ~ Cathy's Clown ~ 1961 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpgo3Lkns5s#ws)


Those are The Crickets backing them up.


Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on July 30, 2013, 03:25:46 AM
Ray Davies loved his sisters! "Come Dancing"was a tribute to his sister Rene. Hers is a sad story:

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Dancing_%28song%29[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Dancing_%28song%29[/url])


Yes, and he had more sisters too, a total of six!

(http://www.raydavies.info/www/images/timeline/1952.jpg)
Title: Re: Peggy Sue. Famous female names in Rock & Roll
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on July 30, 2013, 03:37:37 AM
This is from Argentina, the song "Muchacha ojos de papel" ("Paper eyes girl") by Almendra, which is a colorful ballad about "Flaco" Spinetta's first girlfriend. Spinetta was an Argentinian rock legend and the leader of the late-60's band Almendra.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftTTBsh06vc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftTTBsh06vc)