Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
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Almost everyone from that generation will remember the epic battle of the sexes that was
successfully waged for womankind by Billie Jean King. She was not only an inspiration to many of
her gender, she was also an inspiration for a number one song. For the story…
She beat court hustler bobby Riggs in a televised match watched by millions of Americans and she became a household name. Later she became player coach for a franchise in the newly formed World Team Tennis League. One of her biggest fans was a pretty famous rock and roll star and after one particularly hard won match, the exuberant fan promised to write her a song. He did and the result was number one on this day in 1975. Her team name was the “Philadelphia Freedoms” –the Fan was Elton John.