Classic Rewind: Kris Kristofferson – ‘Me And Bobby McGee’
May 24, 2011
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Kris Kristofferson wrote this clasic song at the behest of Fred Foster. The recently promoted janitor got a call from the producer who told the the young songwriter he had an idea for a song, and gave Kris the title – the name of Foster’s then-secretary Bobby McKee – and the basic premise: Bobby is a girl, and the two are travelling around. That weekend, Kris wrote the now-classic song, and included it on his debut album. But it was Roger Miller who had the country hit with it in 1969, though Janis Joplin’s now-classic 1971 rock cover is the most famous version.