We met secretly at a flat in South Kensington. Eric Clapton had asked me to come because he wanted me to listen to a new number he had written.
He switched on the tape machine, turned up the volume and played me the most powerful, moving song I had ever heard. It was Layla, about a man who falls hopelessly in love with a woman who loves him but is unavailable.
He played it to me two or three times, all the while watching my face intently for my reaction. My first thought was: ‘Oh God, everyone’s going to know this is about me.
— Pattie Boyd on hearing “Layla” for the first time
Marianne Faithfull - Yesterday
The Velvet Underground - After Hours
Slade - Cum on Feel the Noize
Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes
Marilyn Monroe - I’m Through With Love
Rest in peace, dear John ☮ (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)
"And, because my role in society —or any artist or poet’s role— is to try to express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel, not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all. And it’s like that’s the job of the artist in society, not to… they’re not some alienated being living on the outskirts of town. It’s fine to live on the outskirts of town, but artists must reflect what we all are. b>I feel that artists are that: they’re reflections of society… mirrors”
→ John Lennon fans
“Limitless undying love, which shines around me like a million suns”
From us, to you, hero
Happy Birthday Jim Morrison!! | December 8, 1943 - July 3, 1971
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first
Happy Birthday Jim Morrison
(December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)
“Music is a pure expression of joy.”