6 classic rock songs you didn’t know were about black women

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“Lady of the Island” by Crosby, Stills and Nash

Written by Graham Nash and released on CSN’s debut album, and was structurally inspired by Nash’s girlfriend at the time, Joni Mitchell; but it was lyrically inspired by a dark-skinned woman. A tricky situation for Mr. Nash, no doubt.


Notable lyric: “The brownness of your body in the fireglow/Except the places where the sun refused to go/Our bodies were a perfect fit/in afterglow we lay…”

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