Top 5 11/22/63 Song References
If this year on the blog is going to be about time travel, might as well
go for soda start with a nod to the 2nd finest time travel adventure in recent memory:
Stephen King’s brilliant, and surprisingly moving, 11/22/63.
As I continue to check out music released 51 years ago, here are my Top 5 lyrical references to that fateful November day.
5. Sheryl Crow, Run Baby Run
“She was born in November 1963, The day Aldous Huxley died.”
Farah Fawcett passed away in late June 2009. You might have missed it however as an entertainer named Michael Jackson died later that same day.
Aldous Huxley fans can relate, as he shares a date of death with C.S. Lewis and of course…
4. The Police, Born in the 50s
“My mother cried, When President Kennedy died”
Not the strongest song in their catalogue but a fine Police ditty all the same. And speaking of The Police…
3. Tori Amos, Jackie’s Strength
“A Bouvier till her wedding day, Shots rang out, The Police Came”
Easily the prettiest of the quintet listed here.
2. The Postal Service, Sleeping In
“And in my first memories, They shot Kennedy”