Love can make a person do crazy things. King Edward VIII gave up the throne to marry an American divorcee, and Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal solely as a monument to his favorite wife. Heck, even Meat Loaf said he’d do “anything” for it. To have gone to such incredible lengths, these must’ve been very special kinds of love.
For two of history’s most iconic musicians, their greatest love just happened to be the same woman — a blonde-haired beauty that inspired them to write several of the most popular songs of all time. With these affairs now decades in the rearview, this long-lost love has finally come forward to share what life was like as music’s most memorable muse.