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On a somewhat lighter topic, in the Daily Wail today on their Answers to Correspondence page someone is asking, other than Spitfire Prelude what other pieces of music are there that specifically mention the name of a plane?
I can think of these, anyone got any more?

Spitfire by Public Service Broadcasting
Enola Gay by OMD
Nimrod by Edward Elgar
Me262 by Blue Oyster Cult
Aces High by Iron Maiden (mentions Spitfire and Me109)
Calling America by ELO (mentions 747)
Albatross by Fleetwood Mac

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'Night in the city' also by ELO mentions the 747.

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Al Stewart - The Immelman Turn (Curtis Jenny)

Al Stewart - Flying Sorcery (Kitty Hawk, Tiger Moth)

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I think Nimrod is tenuous.

It mentions a mythical figure that a later aeroplane was named after, but not a plane itself, per se.

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GertrudetheMerciless wrote:
Fri 15 May 2020, 10:38 am
I think Nimrod is tenuous.

It mentions a mythical figure that a later aeroplane was named after, but not a plane itself, per se.
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747 - Strangers in the Night by Saxon. A British heavy rock classic to which many heads have been banged.

Dakota - Stereophonics.
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747 Strangers in the Night by Saxon
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters - an entire album!

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DerekF wrote:
Fri 15 May 2020, 10:44 am
747 Strangers in the Night by Saxon
Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters - an entire album!
Includes the classics Widowmaker and Catch a Falling Starfighter. Nice one.

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One of my favourite albums 'In Country - Folk Songs of Americans in Vietnam'

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Cobra Seven - mentions a Huey

https://youtu.be/2PBT4C5mEC4

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Sydney from a 727 - Paul Kelly

(747 in later versions...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pRthfLnpX8
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Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band mentions a Boeing 707.

Hurricane by Bob Dylan isn't about the legendary Hawker WW2 fighter, sadly.

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A 707 plays a major role in Early Morning Rain by Gordon Lightfoot whilst a 737 gets a lesser mention in Travellin Band by Creedence Clearwater Revival

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And both equally excellent Promised Land by Chuck Berry and Big Bird by Eddie Floyd are heavily aircraft related whilst not actually mentioning any specific aircraft types

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Flying Doctor by Hawklords (Hawkwind) mentions a Percival Proctor.

Also love Captain Lockheed and the Starfighters - a great rock album with some Pythonesque humour thrown in.

I am currently listening to Bomber by Motorhead which has a Heinkel 111 on the cover.

Black Sabbath Never Say Die has a Harvard on the cover.
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"Take a Jumbo 'cross the water..." in "Breakfast in America" by Supertramp.

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Tailgunner by Iron Maiden mentions Fokker and the Enola Gay.

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Spitfire - The Prodigy

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The Royal Guardsman (who with a name like that naturally came from Florida) did manage to at least get a real life avaiator into not one but two songs with ”Snoopy vs the Red Baron” and the follow up that no one has ever heard “the return of the Red Baron”.

They obviously thought they were onto something as they also recorded “airplane my airplane” and “Sopwith Camel”on the obligatory ‘let’s cash in while we can’ album that followed. They weren’t.
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The Cobra Seven track is superb thank you for sharing

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Off at a tangent, “ Hiroshima” by Todd Rundgren’s Utopia.
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Steve Miller, Jet Airliner, mentions B707
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Three by by The Byrds:

"Gunga Din", a song about flying in a DC-8

"2-4-2 Foxtrot (The Lear Jet Song)"

And of course, "Eight Miles High"

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Nice idea for a thread!

A few Pink Floyd related ones:

Pink Floyd - Money (Learjet), In the Flesh? and Learning to Fly
Roger Waters - Late Home Tonight (F-111)

There's also The Beatles - Back in the USSR which begins with the sound of a jet.

For anyone interested my band also recorded a song about the SR-71:


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