THE QUEEN IS DEAD - Song 2: FRANKLY, MR SHANKLY



Under the command of
King Edward I, nicknamed "LONGSHANKS," England conquered Wales in the years 1277-1283. ... 

Henceforth, direct heirs to England's throne - and their spouses - have been appointed "Prince and Princess of Wales." ... 

The title "Princess of Wales" by which Lady Diana Spencer became famous is therefore traced back to LONGSHANKS. ... 
 
Correspondingly, this song about the pursuit of fame is addressed by Morrissey to someone named MR. SHANKLY. ...    





The title "Princess of Wales" by which Diana gained her fame is rooted in the conquest of Wales by England's King Edward I. 
King Edward I was nicknamed "Longshanks."  This is a song about fame and it is addressed by Morrissey to a "Mr Shankly." ...




The middle eight lines of FRANKLY, MR SHANKLY easily relate to Princess Diana. ...  




 
The middle eight lines of FRANKLY, MR. SHANKLY relate to Princess Diana, as explained below. ... 




"Fame, Fame, fatal Fame"



Princess Diana will be chased to her death by the paparazzi. ...   





Diana's fatal car crash was provoked by the Paparazzi:  "Fame, Fame, fatal Fame." ...




"Fame, Fame, fatal Fame
 it can play hideous tricks on the brain"  



In taped interviews, Diana revealed the devastating psychological effects she suffered from being so famous. ...


"The public ... they wanted a fairy princess to come and touch them, and everything will turn into gold and all their worries would
 be forgotten.  Little did they realize that the individual was crucifying herself inside because she didn't think she was good enough. ...

 I was trying to cut my wrists with razor blades ... we were trying to hide that from everybody ... I was just so desperate ...

 I had a very bad time with the press - they literally haunted and hunted me."

 - Princess Diana
  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3531997.stm 





Being so famous had devastating psychological effects on Diana: "it can play hideous tricks on the brain." ...




"but still I'd rather be Famous
than righteous or holy, any day"


Princess Diana, the world's most photographed woman, died five days before the death of Mother Teresa, the world's most saintly woman. ...

Far more media attention was paid to the death of the world's most photographed woman than was paid to the death of the saintly woman. ...


"As one 'network insider' noted to the Hollywood newspaper Variety, Mother Teresa 'wasn't even a blip on our radar screen compared to Diana.' "

- Classless Obituaries For Mother Teresa.  September 11, 1997.  By L. Brent Bozell III (Founder and President of the Media Research Center).  





The saintly nun, Mother Teresa, died less than a week after the death of the world's most photographed person, Princess Diana. 
The media paid more attention to the death of the world's most photographed person: "I'd rather be famous than righteous or holy." ...




"but sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled
 making Christmas cards with the mentally ill"


Princess Diana was most admired for her very hands-on approach to her charitable causes. ... 





Diana was loved for her very hands-on approach to charity: "but sometimes I'd feel more fulfilled making Christmas cards with the mentally ill." ... 




"I want to Live and I want to Love
 I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of"


In the end, Diana shocked her admirers by dating a controversial playboy, with whom she would be killed. ...





Diana died while dating a controversial playboy:  "I want to Live and I want to Love.  I want to catch something that I might be ashamed of." ...




FRANKLY MR. SHANKLY was the final song to be completed for the album THE QUEEN IS DEAD:


" 'Frankly, Mr Shankly' ended up being re-recorded ... making it the last track completed for The Queen Is Dead."

- MOZIPEDIA.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MORRISSEY AND THE SMITHS.  Simon Goddard.  2010. 


Linda McCartney was invited to play piano on FRANKLY, MR. SHANKLY, but declined the offer:


"Morrissey and Marr had also tried in vain to coerce Linda McCartney into coming into the studio to play piano on the song."

- MOZIPEDIA.  THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MORRISSEY AND THE SMITHS.  Simon Goddard.  2010. 


The last album on which Linda McCartney ever performed was Paul McCartney's FLAMING PIE. ... 

FLAMING PIE was released in May 1997, only three months before the death of Princess Diana. ...


FRANKLY MR. SHANKLY is the 2nd song on THE QUEEN IS DEAD and includes the line,


Fame, Fame, fatal Fame


THE WORLD TONIGHT is the 2nd song on FLAMING PIE and includes the lines,


Look into the future ...

I saw you hiding from a flock of paparazzi

You were hoping, you were hoping that the
ground would swallow you


Three months later, while "hiding from a flock of paparazzi" Diana crashed in an underpass, where "the ground would swallow you." ...




 
The 2nd song on THE QUEEN IS DEAD refers to "Fame, Fame, fatal Fame."  The 2nd song on FLAMING PIE refers to "hiding from a flock of paparazzi" and "hoping that the ground would swallow you." 
Princess Diana's death was the ultimate example of "fatal Fame."  Diana was chased to her death by the paparrazzi.  Her fatal crash occurred in an underpass, which is where "the ground would swallow you." ...




Linda McCartney was invited to play piano on FRANKLY, MR SHANKLY, the 2nd song on THE QUEEN IS DEAD. ...

On the only compilation (WIDE PRAIRIE) of Linda McCartney's songs, the 2nd song is titled NEW ORLEANS. ...

Jayne Mansfield's fatal car crash occurred while she was driving to be a guest on a TV show in New Orleans. ...





On THE QUEEN IS DEAD album, the 2nd song is FRANKLY, MR SHANKLY.  Linda McCartney was invited (but declined) to play piano on FRANKLY, MR SHANKLY.   
On the only compilation (WIDE PRAIRIE) of Linda McCartney's songs, the 2nd song is NEW ORLEANS.  Jayne Mansfield's car crash occurred on the way to New Orleans. ...    



In 1967, Jayne Mansfield was killed in her mid-30's (34) in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their temporary driver for the night. ...

In 1997, Princess Diana was killed in her mid-30's (36) in a car crash along with her boyfriend and their temporary driver for the night. ...

Those were the only two car crashes ever in which the only people killed were a world-famous woman, her boyfriend and their driver. ...





Actress Jayne Mansfield and Princess Diana were victims of the only two car crashes in history in which the only three people killed were a world-famous woman, her boyfriend and their driver. ... 




In 2005, PETA presented the "Linda McCartney Memorial Award" to Morrissey. ... 

The first recipient ever of PETA'S "Linda McCartney Memorial Award" was actress Pamela Anderson. ...

Pamela Anderson was born July 1. ...

Princess Diana was born July 1. ...

Before becoming a Princess, Diana's first official title was "Lady" Diana. ...

Pamela Anderson was born on "Lady" Diana's birthday in "LadySmith." ...  

"Lady" Diana's death was foreshadowed on THE QUEEN IS DEAD by The "Smiths." ...

Pamela Anderson was born in 1967 on Lady Diana's birthday two days after the car crash that killed Jayne Mansfield. 





The first "Linda McCartney Memorial Award" went to Pamela Anderson, born on Princess Diana's birthday in the town of "LadySmith." 
Princess Diana's first official title was "Lady" and her death was foreshadowed on an album (THE QUEEN IS DEAD) by The "Smiths."
Pamela Anderson was born (July 1, 1967) on Diana's birthday, two days after the car crash (June 29, 1967) that killed Jayne Mansfield. 




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