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Filed under: Trivia — justwilliam1959 @ 1:02 pm

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Not the Bryan Ferry painting but just a picture of a cigarette packet with a similar name to the song

Although the title of Roxy Music song and their debut single from 1972 “Virginia Plain” sounds like a woman’s name or even a place-name it is actually derived from a brand of cigarettes in a Bryan Ferry painting. Bryan Ferry was an art student and had painted a picture of cigarette packaging with that name. The song reached number 4 in the UK chart and also hit the top twenty in New Zealand, Germany and the Netherlands.

 

 

 
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