Top 10 Musical Urban Legends That Have Been DebunkedSwellow Music-related urban legends are frequent, but a lot of them have been debunked despite the amount of people who still believe in them.
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The scream at the middle mark of the song, which is done by Ohio Players member Billy Beck, was believed to be related to the cover of the album Honey, where the song was a single from it. The cover shows the then Playboy model Ester Cordet, who is believed to be the woman screaming as she was stabbed to death after complaining that the fake honey used in the cover damaged her skin. Another rumour is that it was actually an animal dying outside the studio which got caught on the album, or simply a scream, a common reaction inside rollercoaster rides. - Swellow
Uh, yeah; it WAS. McClean himself has said so many, many times.
Correct. It isn't Only about Holly's death but it certainly is a central theme - Billyv
No, it encourages cringing, as the vocal is quite pitchy in more than a few places.
I loved that song when I was younger - Martinglez
Doubt it. Just annoying and not particularly talented.
This is a common misconception that was caused by a quote the two said during their active years. - Swellow
And you know this how?
@ Swellow - There is no question or dispute (in reality) that Don McLean's American Pie is at least in part a tribute to Buddy Holly.
You don't even try to offer support for your inclusion of it, and here present an undefended qualifier of "may or may not". I see your critiques of other users on your profile - Shouldn't you try to get your facts straight before submitting or at least admit you made a mistake? Otherwise, your credibility on anything is rightfully questionable. - Billyv
I'm amazed that people managed to get this message out of such a nonsensical song as "I Am The Walrus". It's like if someone watched an episode of Pokemon and came to the conclusion "The world will end in 2020" based on that. - Zach808
Imposter or not, he's certainly not as good as the one who was around until 1970.
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2. Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight" is about a man drowning and the bystander who Phil identified years later
3. Don McLean's "American Pie" is about Buddy Holly's death