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The Doors song Tightrope Ride mentions Brian Jones by name


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4 minutes ago, Donald Trump said:

 


It was supposedly written by Jim for Brian. Ray Manzarek edited the lyrics after Jim died to suit Jim's death more. The song was recorded the same month Jim died. The album came out October 1971, three months after his death. It was songs they were working on for the next album with Jim if he'd lived.

Jim wrote a poem for Brian Jones when he died:

 

Jim Morrison – “Ode to L.A. While Thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased”

 

I’m a resident of a city
They’ve just picked me to play
The Prince of Denmark

 

Poor Ophelia

 

All those ghosts he never saw
Floating to doom
On an iron candle

 

Come back, brave warrior
Do the dive
On another channel

 

Hot buttered pool
Where’s Marrakech
Under the falls
the wild storm
where savages fell out
in late afternoon
monsters of rhythm

 

You’ve left your
Nothing
to complete w/
Silence

 

I hope you went out Smiling
Like a child
Into the cool remnant
of a dream

 

The angel man
w/ Serpents competing
for his palms
& fingers
Finally claimed
This benevolent
Soul

 

Ophelia

 

Leaves, sodden
in silk

 

Chlorine
dream
mad stifled
Witness

 

The diving board, the plunge
The pool

You were the bleached
Sun
for TV afternoon

 

horned-toads
maverick of a yellow spot

 

Look now to where it’s got
You

 

in meat heaven
w/ the cannibals
& Jews

 

The gardener
Found
The body, rampant, Floating

 

Lucky Stiff
What is this green pale stuff
You’re made of

 

Poke holes in the goddess
Skin

 

Will he Stink
Carried heavenward
Thru the halls of music

 

No chance.

Requiem for a heavy
That smile
That porky satyr’s
leer
has leaped upward

 

into the loam

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3 hours ago, Wilco said:

 

Donovan and Dylan

During Bob Dylan's trip to the UK in the spring of 1965, the British music press were making comparisons of the two singer-songwriters and going so far as to stir up allegations of a rivalry, and other luminaries of the pop scene were chiming in. The Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones said,

We've been watching Donovan too. He isn't too bad a singer but his stuff sounds like Dylan's. His 'Catch The Wind' sounds like 'Chimes of Freedom'. He's got a song, 'Hey Tangerine Eyes' and it sounds like Dylan's 'Mr. Tambourine Man'

While recording the demo, Donovan befriended Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, who was recording nearby. He had recently met Jones' ex-girlfriend, Linda Lawrence, who is the mother of Jones' son, Julian Brian (Jones) Leitch.[15] The on-off romantic relationship that developed over five years was a force in Donovan's career. She influenced Donovan's music but refused to marry him and she moved to the United States for several years in the late 1960s. They met by chance in 1970 and married soon after. Donovan had other relationships – one of which resulted in the birth of his first two children, Donovan Leitch and Ione Skye, both of whom became actors.

 

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