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The interviewer has often said that musicians like John Lennon describe their songwriting as pulling a creative muse from the musical ether. But, with Jackson Browne, it’s more like putting on a kettle of tea and solving a math problem. Browne works and works to make the song as good as it can be.
The title was inspired by Tom Petty’s then-wife (who said “age of seventeen” with a Southern accent), but the content came from the loss of Stevie Nicks’s uncle and the death of John Lennon. Nicks didn’t know the former Beatle, but her friend Jimmy Iovine had worked with Lennon and told her plenty of stories about him. The “white-winged dove” represented Lennon’s activism for peace.
One of the most famous rain-centered videos in the MTV era is Guns N’ Roses’ “November Rain.” The clip starts with Axl Rose in his bedroom, safe and dry during a storm, but later features unexpected cloudbursts during a wedding and funeral. The clip ends with Rose next to his beloved’s coffin, with the rain causing the red dye in a bouquet of flowers to drip out.