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Old 01-14-2003, 09:25 AM
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Was there a Real New York Mining Disaster in 1941?

The death of Maurice Gibb has reminded me of the Bee Gees first big American hit, "New York Mining Disaster 1941". Was the song based on an actual event? I've googled without success.
Old 01-14-2003, 09:47 AM
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Old 01-14-2003, 09:49 AM
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well that was a short and concise thread.
Old 01-14-2003, 03:01 PM
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To keep a dying thread alive, if there wasn't a New York mining disaster in 1941, why'd they write a song by that name? Was it completely random? Were they high off their ass and it popped out of someone's head? An inside joke?
Old 01-14-2003, 03:36 PM
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At this point, maybe we should move it to Cafe Society. Mods????

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