Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) based on spinster buried in parking lot?
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Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) based on spinster buried in parking lot?

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) was a big hit for the Looking Glass in 1972. I was a teen then, and I remember being mesmerized by the tale it told. It truly is a pop classic. There is a legend that the Brandy character was based on a real life story, that of spinster Mary Ellis (1750-1828). Oddly, her grave was eventually surrounded by a Loew's movie theater parking lot. See, for ex., http://weirdnj.com/stories/cemetery-safari/mary-ellis-rt-1-parking-lot-grave/. The song's author and singer, Elliot Lurie, denies the inspiration, saying it is a coincidence. See https://www.newspapers.com/image/253597405/?terms=brandy%2Blurie%2B%22looking%2Bglass%22%2B%22mary%2Bellis%22. There is a lot about Mary Ellis and a possible Brandy connection on the Web. Interesting!

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 11086
Updated on: Jun 04, 2019

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) was a big hit for the Looking Glass in 1972. I was a teen then, and I remember being mesmerized by the tale it told. It truly is a pop classic. There is a legend that the Brandy character was based on a real life story, that of spinster Mary Ellis (1750-1828). Oddly, her grave was eventually surrounded by a Loew's movie theater parking lot. See, for ex., http://weirdnj.com/stories/cemetery-safari/mary-ellis-rt-1-parking-lot-grave/. The song's author and singer, Elliot Lurie, denies the inspiration, saying it is a coincidence. See https://www.newspapers.com/image/253597405/?terms=brandy%2Blurie%2B%22looking%2Bglass%22%2B%22mary%2Bellis%22. There is a lot about Mary Ellis and a possible Brandy connection on the Web. Interesting!

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AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 , 17 US-1 , Loew's Parking Lot, Rear, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901, United States
Listing Category:
Cemeteries, Graves, Burial Grounds Human Interest Legends (unverifiable popular stories), Folk Tales Love, Romance Lyrics (appears in song; inspiration for) Memorials, Monuments Nautical Oddities Pop Music Retail Stores, Malls Roadside Attractions Rock and Roll Ships, Boats, Marine
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Created Date:
06-24-2018
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