Containing Multitudes Since 2004
"What? me? worry?"
Its usually the after picture that looks bad!
I credit your sense of good taste for not using an auto accident aftermath picture as the "after".
You were too fast to live, too young to die, bye, bye...
Too fast to live, maybe. But more than he was too young to die, he was far too cool to have his epitaph written by the fucking Eagles.
Roy Schatt's after pic was one of the "Torn Sweater" series. Another pic from the series was used as a backdrop in the stage production of Grease. I recall seeing a picture of Richard Gere in Grease with a huge James Dean looking down on him...
As musical epitaphs go, I much prefer Phil Ochs' Jim Dean of Indiana.
he was far too cool to have his epitaph written by the fucking Eagles.Get a grip. And maybe a life.
As musical epitaphs go, I much prefer Phil Ochs' Jim Dean of Indiana.Ochs' song was more about his own childhood, rather than Dean's, so it really wasn't an epitaph. Beyond the first three lines, it's fictionalized.
I think I just prefer Ochs on principle, how about we split the difference and go with the Beach Boys' A Young Man is Gone?
There's always "Rock On," by David Essex.
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