Friday, August 6, 2010

"Empty Garden"

OK, more 80's: This '82 ballad was written by Sir Elton John as a tribute to his good friend John Lennon who was assassinated by a deranged "fan" on 8/8/80 in front of The Dakota. The title refers to a famous NYC sports arena where the shared the stage in '74 during what was to be Lennon's last live appearance. Sir Elton refuses to play the song live anywhere except in that venue. Peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot 100.

Yesterday's answer: "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin. Another masterpiece from Shawn. Just like with "Shotgun Down The Avalanche", I loved these songs the first time I heard them. "It's time for a few small repairs she said, Sunny came home with a vengeance".

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