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20 Years After ‘Boys For Pele,’ Tori Amos Reflects On Death And John Lennon’s Ghost | The Huffington Post

20 Years After ‘Boys For Pele,’ Tori Amos Reflects On Death And John Lennon’s Ghost | The Huffington Post

November 19
08:47 2016

If you’re a woman or a queer man who came of age in the mid ‘90s, there’s a pretty good chance you worshipped at the piano bench of Tori Amos at one time or another.The musical prodigy, who began composing songs at the age of two and a half, has spent the last 25 years confronting the patriarchy, challenging organized religion and sharing her experiences with love and loss, thereby earning herself a legion of fans whose cult-like devotion is the envy of other musicians.2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Amos’ “Boys for Pele,” an album inspired by a crushing breakup, as well as classical music (the harpsichord is featured on several tracks) and classical mythology (the title name checks the Hawaiian goddess of fire). It is revered by many as her best work.The Huffington Post recently caught up with Amos to get her thoughts on “Boys for Pele” two decades after its release and learn more about John Lennon’s ghost visiting her in an Arizona hotel room.

Source: 20 Years After ‘Boys For Pele,’ Tori Amos Reflects On Death And John Lennon’s Ghost | The Huffington Post

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