Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Muse Behind the Song: Melanie Coe

I read the news today, oh boy... John wasn't the only Beatle who could create songs from newspaper headlines.
Paul was reading the newspaper one day when he came upon the story of Melanie Coe. A 17-year old who had ran away from home to be with her casino dealer boyfriend (I'm sure he was quite the catch). And so, with a little help from John, the song She's Leaving Home came to be. The funny thing is, Paul had met Melanie a few years earlier on the show Ready! Steady! Go!. Paul was judging a miming contest and he picked Melanie as the winner.

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