Stars on Formentera




Did Bob Dylan found this remote Windmill in La Mola Formentera and made it his home in the sixties? Some say it’s a myth. It is said that he found inspiration and peace in this spiritual retreat after his motorcycle accident that influenced his song writing.

True or false?
The Island is also where Chris Rea is said to have been inspired to compose his hit “On the Beach” while he was earning some cash by singing in the few bars and hotels in Formentera.

If you’re well-schooled in rock and roll you’ll recognise the windmill’s silhouette from the cover of Pink Floyd’s More album.

Pink Floyd crying song (More)

We smile and smile
We smile and smile
Laughter echoes in your eyes
We climb and climb
We climb and climb
Footfalls softly in the pines
We cry and cry
We cry and cry
Sadness passes in a while
We roll and roll
We roll and roll
Help me roll away the stone


More full album

Chris Rea On the beach

Forever in my dreams my heart will be
Hanging on to this sweet memory
A day of strange desire
And a night that burned like fire
Take me back to the place that I know
On the beach

formentera lighthouse in spain

Music of Formentera Lady



About jojothepojo Can you fall in love with an island? Yes you can! I did... with Formentera... Because Formentera is like a hidden treasure, beautiful and magical as a naked mermaid. Follow me but ... keep it secret! You only discover the nature of that lady with silence and tender loving admiration... Johan
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2 Responses to Stars on Formentera

  1. check out the Dylan story on my website at about Dylan on Formentera.It is called A case of mistaken identity?under Formentera and Dylan category

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