Both of these are fascinating cases - I had never heard of either before, or of the songs they inspired. I'd always thought that murder-inspired ballads were strictly pre-1900. Thank you, once again, for enlightening me - and all the best for 2011!
Greed, jealousy, revenge, obsession – the motives of America’s gas-lit murders are universal and timeless. Yet their stories are tightly bound to a particular place and time; uniquely American, uniquely 19th Century.
Back to Top