Edna Milton Chadwell, who has died aged 84, was the last madam of the Chicken Ranch, the bordello that inspired the musical and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
That I did know, that the show and movie were based on a true story. This part I didn\’t:
The Chicken Ranch also inspired a famous song, La Grange, by the Texan rock band ZZ Top, released in 1973 on their album Tres Hombres.
I know the song of course, know what it\’s about, but hadn\’t known that it was about the same place.
Which leads to a slightly odd thought. How would the movie have rutned out if they\’d had Dolly Parton singing along with Billy Gibbons?