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Johnny was a schoolboy
When he heard his first Beatles song
Love Me Do I think it was
And from there it didn't take him long

Got himself a guitar
Used to play every night
Now he's in a rock and roll outfit
and everything's all right
Don't ya...


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    Jun 28th, 2018 6:34pm report

    Lenny Kaye played this for Johnny Thunders. It was very fitting.


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    Dec 8th, 2017 12:42pm report

    This song is about any rockstar that dies no matter young or old and Johnny in the beggining is just a name that could be anyone Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher etc.


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    Oct 9th, 2017 10:19am report

    It is a song about the fleeting nature of fame..... and all the world will love you just as long as you are.


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    Aug 21st, 2017 8:55pm report

    Paul Rogers says this is a composite of Joplin, Hendrix etc. It is not about Kossof who died a year after this came out.


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    Aug 3rd, 2017 8:44am report

    Paul kossof


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    Jul 3rd, 2017 7:32am report

    I thought everyone knew this was about Paul Kossoff - Free's guitarist. After he died, Bad Company were formed. Paul's father, David Kossoff, used to go to schools & colleges to teach (preach) about drug use, using his son as an example. He use to play various songs of his son, but always played this tribute song.
    The song fits the life of any rock person who died young, but the key line is "Listen to the wind, you can still here him play"
    John Bonham died after this song was released, but his death, inadvertently, lead to the break up of the original band as they were both managed by Peter Grant, & he was so upset by Bonzo's death, he neglected Bad Company to a degree.


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    Jun 17th, 2017 6:23pm report

    I'd guess it's either about Hendrix , Morrisey, or Joplin but probly not her with all the references to males


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    Oct 24th, 2015 10:18am report

    Just ask Paul Rodgers of Bad Company.


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    Oct 8th, 2014 10:10pm report

    John Bonham.


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    Aug 16th, 2014 8:14pm report

    A song about the late and massively great Jimmy Hendrix


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    Apr 20th, 2013 4:19pm report

    The song really does remind me of Tommy Bolin. It was almost an eerie prophecy, as this song was written a year before Tommy died. I think of him every time I hear it.


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    Aug 2nd, 2012 8:38pm report

    This song is about the great Tommy Bolin.


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    May 10th, 2012 5:17am report

    Dude, Johnny Rotten is still alive! This song came out in 1975, and he was the singer for the Sex Pistols from 75 to 78.


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    Mar 21st, 2011 3:13am report

    It's about johnny rotten.


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    Dec 28th, 2010 12:18pm report

    MirrorLink is related to mine, but I believe this is also related that Such lives go SO fast, that you die before you know it.

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