A collection of columns from the "Independent on Sunday" on the lives of many popular songs. The whole spectrum of popular music is spanned, from Cole Porter to Nirvana. Various contributors examine the circumstances of the compositions, the songs' fortunes, and the motivation for the creators.

Lives of the Great Songs 1995, Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781857933741

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Lives of the Great Songs 1995, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140249576

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