Thursday, November 29, 2012

This Will Be, an Everlasting Love..

 In the midst of all their fame, musicians are actually normal people. Although they may act stuck up some of the time, in reality, they were just regular people like us who got caught up in the midst of fame. Along with being normal people, they lead normal lives just like us. This includes falling in love and getting married. Sadly, none of the images below are of couples that are still together today. Unfortunately in the rock and roll world, relationships don't last long. But while we did, these power couples enjoyed their lives to the fullest with the ones they loved.

This may just be my favorite picture of both Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Although the couple only dated briefly and were never married, they were a powerful folk-rock duo who shook the nation with their meaningful lyrics and powerful voices.

Again, another favorite. This is John Lennon kissing his wife of six years Cynthia Powell. The two had a child together named Julian, but split in 1968 when John left Cynthia for Yoko Ono. Although some may argue that John and Yoko are true loves, I definitely believe John is Cynthia's true love. Just look at how innocently they kiss, like it's their first time!

Again... another favorite. Perhaps all the pictures on this list are. Here are Pattie Boyd and George Harrison, who were married for eight years from early 1966 to 1974. Their marriage split because George's friend Eric Clapton was in love with Pattie and eventually won her over, but Eric and Pattie split in the 80's. George married Olivia Arias and they had a son named Dhani together, and they remained married until George's death exactly eleven years ago today, on November 29, 2001. Even though Pattie and George's marriage split, the two are a timeless couple and a shining example of sixties love. In later years, Pattie said this this in her autobiography, Wonderful Tonight:

Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull are another wonderful example of love in the 1960's. The two split joined together in 1965 and split in 1970 after Faithfull had miscarried Jagger's child and became addicted to cocaine. She had really loved him, and just from looking at this photograph, you can tell he really loved her, too. It's a shame the two didn't stick together.

Here is an example at true love at it's finest: Ringo Starr still loves his bride, Maureen Cox even after she became a mother of three. Although the two's marriage was rocky due to Starr's alcohol problems and Cox's alleged affair with George Harrison, while they were in love, they were in love deep.

Pamela Courson and Jim Morrison are an example of love gone tragic, a rocky relationship with no real ending. The two met in 1965 and stayed together until Morrison's tragic end at just age 27 in 1971. Pamela followed Jim also at age 27 in 1974. The two were never legally married, but being together as long as they did, it's a shame they didn't. They really loved each other, and after Jim's death, Pamela was reportedly heard saying she looked forward to seeing Jim again. She overdosed on heroin, the same way Jim supposedly died.

A couple traditionally left out of the public, Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and wife Maureen Wilson were married on November 9th, 1968. This was shortly before Led Zeppelin's rise to fame, and they had a long marriage until their divorce in 1983. The couple had three children together, and were married much longer than many traditional rock and roll couples.

And where would we be without Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman? Together this couple have changed the views of peace and vegetarianism throughout the decades. Lasting from their marriage in 1969 to Linda's death in 1996 at age 56 from breast cancer. Although Linda's time was cut short, Paul had continued her legacy and kept their love alive. The two have three children together.

1. "If" - Bread
2. "Thank You" - Led Zeppelin (Written by Robert Plant about his wife Maureen, pictured above)
3. "If I Fell" - The Beatles
4. "Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" - The Beach Boys (Allegedly George Harrison's son Dhani's wedding song when he was married this year to Sola Karadotier.)
5. "Something" - The Beatles (Written about Pattie Boyd by George Harrison)
6. "Oh My Love" - John Lennon
7. "All My Love" - Led Zeppelin (Supposedly written partially about Robert Plant's wife Maureen, but mainly written about his son Karac, who passed away at age five in 1977.)
8. "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"  - Edison Lighthouse

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