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Author Topic: Craig Breedlove (Spirit of America song inspiration) passes away  (Read 478 times)
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« on: April 06, 2023, 08:00:33 AM »

Craig Breedlove just passed away. He was the inspiration for the Beach Boys song "Spirit of America".

With his passing, how many celebrities are left who were name checked in a BBs song lyric?


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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2023, 04:02:01 PM »

"With his passing, how many celebrities are left who were name checked in a BBs song lyric?"

Hmmm, that's tough.  With Little Richard's death in 2020, everyone name-checked in "Do You Remember?" is dead.  And Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon are gone.

Let's see.... 

The Four Seasons are name-checked in Surfers Rule, and several of them (Frankie Vallie and Bob Gaudio) are alive.

And then we get into people who are name-checked but "celebrity" might be a stretch...

Diane Rovell is of course name-checked in My Diane.

Lynda Jardine is name-checked in Lady Lynda, and she's alive.

Nick Grillo, name-checked in Be Here in the Mornin, is alive I believe.




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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2023, 04:10:24 PM »

Correcting myself... not everyone name-checked in "Do You Remember?" is dead.  The song name-checks Danny and the Juniors, and one of the Juniors, Frank Maffei apparently is still alive.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2023, 04:21:32 PM »

Maybe also Denny's ex Barbara Charren, name-checked in "Barbara."
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2023, 08:48:18 AM »

Santa Claus, name checked in various songs on the Christmas album(s) is still alive  Wink  (barely, though)  LOL
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