Another Hero

I wrote a song in '81 after Lowell George died, quickly followed by Peter Sellers - completely different people - both heroes of mine.  I wrote the song in one sitting and made a single recording of it on a cassette tape.  I was so proud of it, I played it down the phone to my dear friend Jo Monro and she said it was the best thing I'd ever written.  I lost the tape - left it in a hotel room in Dublin - didn't think about it again until recently when I found the lyrics in an old folder.  I still remembered vestiges of the melody and put some chords to it.
When we recorded it, I decided I must have Jo sing on the chorus.  The only time we could meet was when she was recording a radio play at the BBC in Maida Vale, so I took my laptop and recorded a scratch vocal to a rough track, while under the watchful eyes of the BBC technicians.  Before we recorded she sang what she remembered of the original melody - it was uncannily close to my arrangement.
The song lives.  

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  • Kelley
    Kelley
    Wow what a great story. I'm so glad it wasn't lost forever. It's a beautiful song. By the way, thank you for all these track notes. I love hearing the behind the scenes stuff.

    Wow what a great story. I'm so glad it wasn't lost forever. It's a beautiful song.
    By the way, thank you for all these track notes. I love hearing the behind the scenes stuff.

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