Mr. Mister’s chart-topping tune “Broken Wings” was inspired by the novel The Broken Wings by Khail Gibran, which also served as the inspiration for the Beatles classic “Blackbird”.
Can you think of other examples where two different songs that were commercially successful were both inspired by the same source? Let me know in the comments!
The band wrote the ballad with lyricist John Lang in about 20 minutes and then recorded the song at home on a tape recorder.
Though their label RCA wanted the band to release an uptempo version of the song, the band resisted and eventually won out.
Next up I’m going to take a stab at the hugely popular 80s tune myself. Let me know what you thought of my version!
Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy – Where The PROOF Is In The Singing!