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By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

John Hawkes’ Music Video for MMMM’s “Marcy’s Song”

As written by the late Jackson C. Frank. His Wikipedia entry opens with a most bountiful paragraph: “When Jackson Frank was 11, a furnace exploded at his school, sending a ball of flames down corridors until it ended up in Frank’s music classroom in the Cleveland Hill Elementary School in Cheektowaga,  New York. The fire killed fifteen of his fellow students and burned Frank over more than half his body. It was during his time in the hospital that he was first introduced to playing music, when a teacher, Charlie Castelli, brought in an acoustic guitar to keep Frank occupied during his recovery. When he was 21, he was awarded an insurance check of $110,500 for his injuries, giving him enough to “catch a boat to England.”

2 Responses to “John Hawkes’ Music Video for MMMM’s “Marcy’s Song””

  1. Barry says:

    Soulful, meloncholy and exquisite

  2. mmm 2011 says:

    i think soo too – great post

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