Memorial Day 2018
Yesterday at Burger King I heard a song I’d never heard before, that impressed me enough to do significant research. I don’t know who did the cover. From the music and the lyrics, I supposed the creator to be Elton John. The music really moved me, but I found the lyrics to be dark.
It proved to be “Stoney End,” created by Laura Nyro.
I knew nothing about her.
Turns out she created a ton of hits, and was vastly influential.
She eschewed the celebrity lifestyle, which I think William Tell would like to do also.