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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:20 AM
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Meet Springsteen's Rosalita and Rock Muses Rikki and Sharona, Too (The Real Women Behind The Songs)
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Meet Springsteen's Rosalita and rock muses Rikki and Sharona, too
BY DAVE GOLDINER
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, April 20th 2008, 4:00 AM



Diane Lozito

"Rikki" did lose that number. "My Sharona" has a Web site. "Rosalita" hooked up with Bruce Springsteen at the beach - as her boyfriend "Wild Billy" drank with his buddies nearby. All grown up now, these women made famous by classic rock songs told More magazine their lives were changed forever by playing bit parts in pop culture.

Four decades after she briefly met Steely Dan rocker Donald Fagen, Rikki DuCornet still cannot escape the song written for her.
"I notice it walking into a sushi bar, going into a drugstore. Take an airplane, there it is," DuCornet, 65, told More. "It's become a constant, something to hold onto."
DuCornet was pregnant and married when she met Fagen at a jazz show in an upstate New York college town. She planned to call him but lost the slip of paper with his number.

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The woman who inspired the 1979 anthem "My Sharona" was a gorgeous high school senior with a killer body when a co-worker brought a boyfriend, the lead singer from an unknown band called the Knack, into the boutique where she worked.

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Lozito, now a location scout, was actually the inspiration for more than one Springsteen tune. The story of their first kiss - behind a rock on the beach while her boyfriend was nearby - is retold in "Spirit in the Night."

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catnhatnh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:15 AM
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1. And yet, Elton John never mentions my name...
...when "Madman across the water" is introduced...
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:57 AM
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2. And what about Nina in the Cantina?
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 08:36 AM
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3. I love these sorts of "revelations"...I was a folk-rock singer in the 70's
..not big time, unfortunately (!) but I've always been WAY into music and what we used to call "rock gossip"...Guilty pleasure, what the hell.

Springsteen is a particular favorite of mine...Always loved "Rosalita"..It's droll,funny and good R&R all at the sam time.

He was a "favorite son" in his (and my) hometown area of Philadelphia/Jersey, known and loved long before he went national with his cover on Time.
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