Friday, August 17, 2012

Pearl Jam: Last Kiss

 There are several versions to this song beginning with Wayne Cochran in 1961. 

 The song has also been recorded by J. Frank Wilson, the Cavaliers, Wednesday, and my personal favorite...........Pearl Jam. 

 Wayne Cochran was inspired to write this song due to the fact he lived hear a highway where several accidents occurred. Makes sense, doesn't it? 

 There's also a rumor that the song is based on a tragic accident that occurred in Barnesville, Georgia in December, 1962. 

 Jeanette Clark....a 16-year-old girl along with one other person was killed when the car they were riding in collided with a logging truck.

 It is JUST a rumor. 

 Can you figure out why? 

 The wreck happened in 1962.....but the song was first recorded in 1961.  

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