Elizabeth Taylor: The Story Behind The Song
I was blown away when I read this today. I love the song “Elizabeth” by the Statler Brothers. But did you know…
the song was written with Elizabeth Taylor in mind?
Statler Brothers’ Jimmy Fortune said:
“We were in Tuscon, Arizona. Elizabeth Taylor was shooting a movie out there and got wind that we were there. She had heard the song, learned we were nearby, and called our management to see if we could meet.”
“We went to the site where they were filming her movie, she came on our bus, and I sat there and sang ‘Elizabeth’ as she sat across the table, and looked into those beautiful blue eyes,” he continues. ” I tell you she has the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen! Harold [Reid] was looking at her too, and this is how that story got started: He looked at her and said, ‘We wrote that song for you!’”
‘Elizabeth’ was a #1 song for the group.
Take a listen to some of this amazing song: