Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Just A Love Song...
On this day in 1977 the first night of a UK tour featuring Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla and The Police kicked off at the Roxy Club. Johnny Thunders is responsible for two of my all time favourite songs in Born To Lose and You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory. There's always been fevered debate about what Johnny was singing about with many thinking it was about his heroin addiction. It may have been but I like to think it is quite simply a stunning song about missing someone you love, something all of us can relate to. To me it says that your memories will always be with you but you can't live your life looking back all the time at what might have been.Whatever Johnny was singing about about only he knows but what he left us with was a classic by anyone's standards.
You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory