bkawak at chartertn.net
Mon Dec 20 16:58:16 CST 2004
> I'm practicing away on American Pie by Don Mclean, and as I'm studying
> the chords, the lyic: "Helter skelter in a Summer swelter, the Byrds flew
> in a fallout shelter". I know this song contains lots of references to
> and bands up to an including the 1973 era, but never thought is referenced
> The Who, or does it. Is Fallout Shelter a Who reference?
"The birds (Byrds) flew off from a fallout shelter," a fallout shelter is a
'60s term for a drug rehabilitation facility, which one of the band members
of The Byrds checked into after being caught with drugs.
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