I-95 Drive Home Mystery Artist [VIDEO]
Tonight’s mystery artist’s first big hit was a song that they originally considered a throw away song. Think you know who they are or the song they could take or leave??
The song was written in Paris inspired by a prostitute and a Cyrano DeBergerac poster in the hotel foyer. At least that is the story of Sting who wrote the song back in 1977. According, to Sting’s autobiography:
"We went into Surrey Sound Studios and it was working pretty well. We recorded a few tracks, one of which I wrote more or less as a throwaway. That was 'Roxanne' and we were a bit embarrassed because the song was a bit of an anachronism, because compared with our usual material it was slow, quiet and melodic."
Far from that though the producer loved it and the story is that is is the song that got them their first record contract with A&M Records.
Here they are with tonight's featured song.