I am looking for origin stories of creative works rooted in personal experiences. The more grar, the better. The more "I was so mad..." or "I met this person and was attracted and Oh God No!", the better. So, leaning heavily towards "I had Big Feelings about a personal experience and I put it into a song/movie scene/short story/whatever."
Some examples off the top of my head (so: IIRC):
: The band had played at a club. They got a luke warm reception. They left the club and went to the studio and were yelling at the top of their lungs "F*** OFF!!" It was actually catchy, so they used it as seed for a song, changing "F*** off" to "Freak out."
Angels Would Fall
is about a crush Melissa Ethridge had on someone who was off limits.
A lot of the early songs of the group "No Doubt" were about the break up between Gwen Stefani and her bandmate boyfriend.
I have heard that the movie "I Confess
" by Hitchcock was in part inspired by a childhood experience where Hitchcock was taken to jail and locked up briefly, wrongfully accused of something. (I cannot find confirmation of this, though.)
I saw an interview with an author where he said that a scene in one of his books (later turned into a movie) was based on real life events: His father had psychiatric issues, pulled a knife on him and attacked him. He wrestled the knife out of his dad's hands and was thus holding it when the police showed up. So he ended up being arrested when he had been the one assaulted.
The song She Works Hard for the Money
was inspired by a real life encounter that Donna Summer had with an exhausted bathroom attendant.
(Video and audio are kind of an issue for me, so I would appreciate if any links are to text and picture based sources.)