Has anyone reported on or ever heard anything about the person who wrote this note before committing suicide? Wonder if his/her family knows it inspired the song that started the rock and roll revolution?
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Here's some details about the song I saw on wikipedia.
I'm curious who this man was...
It was written by Thomas Durden, then a steel-guitarist in Smiling Jack Herring and his Swing Billies.
Durden read about a suicide in the Miami Herald in 1955. A well-dressed man had removed all labels from his clothing, destroyed his identity papers and left a note saying: "I walk a lonely street."
surely the family made the connection after all these years, anyway. maybe they just chose to keep a low profile, that isn't something you want to be reminded of by everyone - your son's suicide, that is..
All I wanted was a white knight with a good heart, soft touch, fast horse
Ride me off into the sunset Baby, I'm forever yours