Monday, April 23, 2007

Somewhere Near Salinas

Kris Kristofferson got the idea for "Me and Bobby McGee" after watching the 1954 movie La Strada, about a circus strongman and the female sidekick he purchases from her mother and their travels around the countryside, though they land nowhere near New Orleans or even Baton Rouge. When Jerry Lee Lewis took Kristofferson's song to the top of the C&W charts in 1972, it become the only Number One country hit in history to be based on a Fellini film.

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