Retro Baltimore Trivia: Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott, was the inspiration for what Eagles song, written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon?
Mar 29, 2019 | 8:00 AM
Readers: Think you know your Baltimore? Try answering our weekly trivia question. Some weeks will be ridiculously easy, some weeks a bit more challenging.
Here’s last week’s trivia:
QUESTION: Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of F. Scott, was the inspiration for what Eagles song, written by Don Henley and Bernie Leadon?
ANSWER: “Witchy Woman,” written in 1972. Henley said in an interview with Rolling Stone in 2016 that the woman described in the song was a composite — Zelda Fitzgerald and another woman. He was inspired to write of Zelda Fitzgerald after reading her biography, which described her schizophrenia. Henley also said the title character was partially inspired by the roommate of a girl he was dating, who was into magic and witchcraft.