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    A woman who passed away earlier this year, Sally Stevens, wrote a poem about Glenn Frey in 1980. She posted it to her Facebook account but now that she's gone, I'm afraid it will just disappear into the ether. It's a moving poem and I hate the idea of it just slipping out of sight forever. So here it is (note: she and Glenn had a relationship during the Longbranch Pennywhistle days).


    Sally knows:

    drifting mindlessly
    between the empty glasses
    and the empty conversations
    he runs across an old friend
    and searching the dusty corners of his mind
    he babbles something Meaningful
    then moves on to the next customer
    the former encounter
    apparently slips his mind
    or what’s left of it.

    “It’s been ten years since I was in LA in August” he said
    suddenly turning
    looking back
    “Sally knows.”
    then he’s off through the shifting crowd
    between the empty bottles
    and the empty eyes
    Sally knows

    Could it really be so long
    yet she is still a part
    of his herky jerky life
    his rock and rollercoaster ride
    down the bumpy years
    to journey’s end
    to home at last?
    Sally knows

    Back in the beginning
    too young and innocent
    cheap wine
    the long night ride
    “listen baby, when I’m famous
    you can write a book about me”
    holding his guitar against his heart

    he’s gonna be a star
    he’s gonna make It
    look out, world
    here comes another fool!
    Sally knows
    she’s got her finger on the fool button

    down the line a bit
    caught between the cards
    crossing paths at backstage parties
    that neither of them want to be at
    he doesn’t know what he really wants
    but Sally knows
    Now, they’re holding life in his honor
    bowing and scraping
    the song of the jailer
    excuse me, sir
    your cage is ready
    please don’t rock the boat
    while the machinery is in motion
    have another drink or something
    your highness
    sign this
    nevermind what it is
    “oh, all right.”

    nothing goes on forever
    Sally knows.



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    Does anyone else have any poetry, stories, etc. about Glenn they'd like to share? Even artwork or other media?

    Always in our hearts, Never forgotten

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    Oh my gosh, I didn’t know Sally Stevens passed away. She used to post on a Doors fan forum. She worked for Electra back in the day and knew the band.

    She also worked with the Eagles, in publicity I believe, and told an interesting story about the night they won a Grammy for Hotel California. Randy showed up unexpectedly at the restaurant where the band was meeting members of the press. Sally told Glenn to go downstairs to greet Randy and be nice to him. The black and white photo of them shaking hands is from this night in February 1978.

    Thank you for sharing the poem.
    http://fastfilm1.blogspot.com/2018/0...evens.html?m=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightMistBlue View Post
    Oh my gosh, I didn’t know Sally Stevens passed away. She used to post on a Doors fan forum. She worked for Electra back in the day and knew the band.

    She also worked with the Eagles, in publicity I believe, and told an interesting story about the night they won a Grammy for Hotel California. Randy showed up unexpectedly at the restaurant where the band was meeting members of the press. Sally told Glenn to go downstairs to greet Randy and be nice to him. The black and white photo of them shaking hands is from this night in February 1978.

    Thank you for sharing the poem.
    http://fastfilm1.blogspot.com/2018/0...evens.html?m=1

    Yes, she passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 19 from pneumonia; she had been sick for about a week or so but thought it was just a bad case of the flu and refused to see a doctor. I was completely shocked to discover she had died from it since she had been acting like it was nothing to be worried about. So sad.

    There's another photo of Glenn and Randy that she took herself, and she let me post it on GlennFreyOnline:




    This was also at the Grammy party in 1978; Randy had been teasing Glenn about his beard.

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    I love that photo! Thanks so much for sharing it. I think she said the name of the restaurant was Le Bistro. She said she also did some publicity work for Randy’s first solo album.

    We look forward to people sharing their creativity!
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    Thanks so much for posting that, soda. It's wonderful.

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    Very nice poem! Thanks for sharing it Soda!

    Sally had quite an interesting life. I used to read her blog. So sad she didn't go to the doctor. Evidently she was quite sick.
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    Thanks for posting the poem (about Glenn Frey). I also have only heard about Sally Stevens from The Doors' old message board. I am sorry she is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa View Post
    Thanks for posting the poem (about Glenn Frey). I also have only heard about Sally Stevens from The Doors' old message board. I am sorry she is gone.
    Me too. I was thinking about her just the other day. She is missed.

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