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     3  +1 2014 sep 02mercedes benz janis joplinThe story behind Janis Joplin's " Mercedes Benz "Janis Joplin's " Mercedes Benz " was recorded just two days before her death. This is the story behind that song and those final hours in the ...
     3  ~ 2014 sep 01sam cooke deathThe Mysterious Death of Sam Cooke - Performing SongwriterSam Cooke was shot to death on Dec. 10, 1964 outside an L.A. Motel under mysterious circumstances. With many questions left unanswered, ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 31bob ezrin contactProducer Bob Ezrin on his work with Alice Cooper and Pink FlloydRecord producer Bob Ezrin talks about his work on such seminal records ... Hi Bob, Hope life is treating you well. I have lost Jan's contact info.
     3  ~ 2014 aug 21girl of ipanemaThe Story Behind "The Girl From Ipanema " - Performing SongwriterThe story behind "The Girl From Ipanema ," the second-most recorded song in history by composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and the poet Vinícius ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 13the girl from ipanemaThe Story Behind " The Girl From Ipanema " - Performing SongwriterThe story behind " The Girl From Ipanema ," the second-most recorded song in history by composer Antonio Carlos Jobim and the poet Vinícius ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 12girl from ipanema
     4  +2 2014 aug 31ode to billy joeThe Story Behind Bobbie Gentry's " Ode to Billie Joe "The mystery created by Bobbie Gentry in her debut single “ Ode To Billie Joe ” cast a spell over the entire country. Set to a backing of spare ...
     4  +2 2014 aug 25me and bobby mcgeeKris Kristofferson tells the story behind Me and Bobby McGeeIt's “ Me and Bobby McKee.”' I thought he said ' McGee .' Bobby McKee was the secretary of Boudleaux Bryant, who was in the same building ...
     4  -1 2014 aug 20janis joplin mercedes benz
     4  -2 2014 aug 17tom waits birthdayHappy Birthday , Tom Waits ! - Performing SongwriterQuotes and quips from Tom Waits , who is as much of a character as any of the hundreds of freaks, carnies and salvation seekers populating his ...
     4  -1 2014 aug 06stevie nicks landslideStevie Nicks tells the story behind " Landslide " - Performing SongwriterStevie Nicks tells the story behind her classic " Landslide ," written while she was in Aspen and Lindsey Buckingham was off touring with Don ...
     5  ~ 2014 sep 29who is jeff buckleyRemembering Jeff Buckley - Performing SongwriterMemphis. May 29, 1997, 8:30 p.m. Jeff Buckley and Keith Foti were lost. The two friends had set out in a van for a rehearsal space that ...
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     5  -2 2014 aug 19girls from ipanema
     5  +2 2014 aug 12my sweet lordGeorge Harrison's " My Sweet Lord " Copyright Infringement Case“Every time I put the radio on, it's 'Oh My Lord ,'” John Lennon said in December 1970. “I'm beginning to think there must be a God.” Lennon ...
     5  +19 2014 aug 02god bless america musicThe story behind Irving Berlin's " God Bless America "It was too much like making a speech to music . ... He'd come up with “ God Bless America ” in 1918, while serving in the Army at Camp Upton in ...
     5  +21 2014 jul 30god bless america song“I'd like to write a great peace song ,” Irving Berlin told a journalist in 1938, “but it's hard to do, because you have trouble dramatizing peace.”.
     5  +5 2014 jul 26foreign sounds like joplinThe story behind Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz"Janis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" was recorded just two days before her death
     6  +1 2014 aug 19from a distanceThe story behind the song " From A Distance " by Julie GoldThe story behind the Grammy-award winning “ From A Distance ” and the miracles a song can bring, as told by the writer, Julie Gold. In 1978, at ...
     6  +3 2014 aug 16jim morrison deathThe Mysterious Death of Jim Morrison - Performing SongwriterThe death of the Doors frontman remains one of rumors, intrigue and ... Jim Morrison and his girlfriend Pamela Courson went to the cinema to ...
     6  -1 2014 jul 31eva cassidy record labelWe miss you, Eva Cassidy - Performing SongwriterIn tribute to Eva Cassidy on what would have been her 48th birthday on Feb.
     7  +1 2014 sep 22dan fogelberg obituaryRemembering Dan Fogelberg - Performing SongwriterIn remembrance of Dan Fogelberg on what would have been his birthday, stories behind his songs and albums from an interview in Performing ...
     7  +2 2014 aug 30john prine lyricsJohn Prine Tells the Stories Behind His Most Loved SongsFrom that imagination has sprung some of the most beloved characters, familiar scenarios, and quotable lyrics of any writer, placing John Prine  ...
     7  +6 2014 aug 13graham colton pacificGraham Colton's Pacific Coast Eyes Featured at Performing Graham Colton's new release, Pacific Coast Eyes, showcases his ability to reflect life through his art and connect on an emotional level with ...
     7  +3 2014 jul 29making of thrillerThe Making of the Michael Jackson " Thriller " VideoOn December 2, 1983, Michael Jackson's 14-minute video, “ Thriller ,” was released and became what the National Film Registry has called ...
     8  -4 2014 sep 02satisfaction rolling stonesThe story behind the Rolling Stones ' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction "Mick Jagger and Keith Richards tell the story behind the writing and recording of one of The Rolling Stones ' biggest hits, "(I Can't Get No) ...
     8  ~ 2014 aug 10richie havens freedomRichie Havens ' Memorable Woodstock Performance in 1969Richie Havens , who used his music to convey messages of brotherhood and freedom for decades, delivered his most memorable performance ...
     8  +3 2014 jul 27nanci griffith intersectionNanci Griffith's new Intersection featured at Performing SongwriterOn her 20th album, Nanci Griffith sings her truth and turns in one of the most personal albums of her iconic career, and connects with "Hell No, ...
     8  -1 2014 jul 18heartbreak hotel black dressThe Story Behind Elvis Presley's " Heartbreak Hotel "... went into Nashville's RCA Studio to record " Heartbreak Hotel . ... and “the desk clerk's dressed in black ,” they managed to convey in very few ...
     9  +3 2014 aug 31jane kelly williamsPerforming Songwriter features Jane Kelly Williams1995's "Tapping the Wheel" by Jane Kelly Williams is a timeless masterpiece, with 3-minute melodic sermons delivered in her shimmering ...
     9  +2 2014 aug 27dan fogelberg albumsIn remembrance of Dan Fogelberg on what would have been his birthday, stories
     9  +7 2014 aug 14memphis songwriter nightFor the past two months, Buckley, 30, had been living in Memphis . ... had brought along his acoustic guitar and boombox that night . A few yards ...
     10  +11 2014 sep 19jeff buckley birthday
     11  +35 2014 oct 02fear the reaperThe Story Behind Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper"Don't Fear the Reaper " coupled the Blue Oyster Cult's mysticism with a beautiful melody, lush harmonies and one of the coolest guitar riffs of ...
     11  +2 2014 jul 16merry christmas charlie brownMerry Christmas , Charlie Brown ! - Performing SongwriterOn Dec. 9, 1965 ' Merry Christmas , Charlie Brown ' became synonymous with the holiday when " A Charlie Brown Christmas " and its Vince ...
     12  -4 2014 aug 30dan fogelberg coloradoIn remembrance of Dan Fogelberg on what would have been his ... lot of bluegrass because I was building my ranch in southern Colorado and ...
     12  +3 2014 aug 29dan fogelberg songsDan Fogelberg Remembered With Stories Behind His Songs
     12  -6 2014 aug 25death of kurt cobainThe Mysterious Death of Kurt Cobain - Performing SongwriterThe death of Kurt Cobain on April 5, 1994 left unsolved questions, inconclusive evidence and lingering suspicions ... Kurt didn't commit suicide .
     13  -3 2014 sep 23the lion sleeps tonight lyricsThe Story of Solomon Linda & The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh)But the history of “ The Lion Sleeps Tonight ” is anything but happy. ... The spartan lyrics of his song center on the phrase “mbube zimbe,” or “lion ...
     13  +1 2014 aug 27tom petty breakdownTom Petty Tells The Stories Behind His Songs - Performing SongwriterThe stories, in Tom Petty's own words, behind 15 of his biggest hits including " Breakdown ," "Refugee," "Stop Dragging My Heart Around" and ...
     13  ~ 2014 aug 26eva cassidy songsThe Best of Eva Cassidy Featured on PerformingSongwriter.comThe Best of Eva Cassidy is a new 20- song collection of songs by one ... “People Get Ready” and Christine McVie's “ Songbird ,” the title song of ...
     13  +33 2014 jul 21elvis presley drugsStories From Elvis Presley's Band - Performing SongwriterRare stories from the band who backed Elvis Presley in his final years: ... to the stage in Vegas until his drug -addled last performances in 1977.
     14  -10 2014 sep 24country songwriters and her compositonsLegendary Country Music Songwriter Cindy WalkerOne of the greatest country songwriters who ever lived, Texan Cindy Walker ... Her songs are simple and elegant, and sound like they were ...
     14  +3 2014 aug 25john prine new albumJohn Prine was born the third of four children on October 10, 1946, and .... Stream New Rosie Flores Record - Engine 145 | October 11, 2012 ...
     14  +87 2014 aug 18gold in the shadowGold In the Shadow - Performing SongwriterWilliam Fitzsimmons new release, " Gold In the Shadow ," is personal, profound and moving from a songwriter who is equal parts songwriter and ...
     14  -5 2014 aug 12kurt cobain deathThe death of Kurt Cobain on April 5, 1994 left unsolved questions, inconclusive evidence and lingering suspicions, and each year the mysteries ...
     14  +1 2014 aug 08frank sinatra songsFrank Sinatra : Songwriters Tell The Stories Behind His SongsFrank Sinatra was the best friend a song ever had. We have the stories behind some of his greatest hits, like Nice & Easy and My Way, told by ...
     14  -3 2014 aug 05the sherman brothersThe Sherman Brothers ' Stories Behind Their Classic Disney SongsRichard and Robert Sherman tell the stories behind working with Walt Disney ... During the 60s and early 70s, the two brothers , working as top ...
     15  +8 2014 oct 02copyright infringement casesGeorge Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" Copyright Infringement Case“Every time I put the radio on, it's 'Oh My Lord,'” John Lennon said in December 1970. “I'm beginning to think there must be a God.” Lennon ...
     16  -5 2014 aug 26rogers and hartThe life of legendary composer Richard RodgersRodgers & Hart were introduced by a mutual friend at New York's Columbia University. Though Hart was six years older than Rodgers , he still ...
     17  ~ 2014 oct 01movies katrina connickHarry Connick , Jr. and Branford Marsalis on NOLA's Musician's VillageThat journey really began a week before, when Hurricane Katrina ... Connick : But even what got me to do movies came from New Orleans.
     17  +7 2014 aug 21okie from muskogeeMerle Haggard's “ Okie from Muskogee ” - Performing SongwriterMerle Haggard tell Performing Songwriter the real story behind his polarizing 1969 anthem, “ Okie From Muskogee .”
     18  +5 2014 sep 05john prine touring 2011John Prine was born the third of four children on October 10, 1946,
     18  +28 2014 aug 14sitting on the dockThe Story Behind Otis Redding's "( Sittin' On the) Dock of the Bay"The story behind the writing and recording of Otis Redding's hit "( Sittin' On the) Dock of the Bay."
     18  +1 2014 aug 06sgt pepper peter blakeThe Beatles' Sgt . Pepper's Photo Shoot: Faces in the CrowdAs the definitive snapshot of '60s pop culture, artist Peter Blake's Sgt . Pepper cover was unlike anything the world had ever seen—and almost ...
     18  +2 2014 jul 22janis joplin songsJanis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" was recorded just two days before her ... through the recording of strong new songs like her own “ Move Over ” ...
     19  -2 2014 aug 31marvin gaye documentaryThe Story Behind Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On"In memory of Marvin Gaye who died on April 1, 1984—and whose ... in the Bahamas trying to relax,” Gordy recalled in a Motown documentary .
     19  +4 2014 aug 14david bowie songsDavid Bowie Share the Stories Behind His SongsDavid Bowie shares the stories behind his songs " Space Oddity ," " Heroes ," " Rebel Rebel" and "Fame" in this interview with Performing ...
     20  ~ 2014 aug 15elvis presley music1 hits such as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “All Shook Up” and “ Jailhouse Rock .” Along the way he upended our entire pop culture—from music to ...
     21  +12 2014 oct 05janis joplin deathJanis Joplin's "Mercedes Benz" was recorded just two days before her death . This is the story behind that song and those final hours in the ...
     21  +5 2014 sep 13folgelberg langIn remembrance of Dan Fogelberg on what would have been his birthday, stories ... “Same Old Lang Syne” is one of your most popular songs.
     21  +10 2014 aug 30john prine albumsLegendary songwriter John Prine tells the stories behind such ... My buddy and I met John Prine a few months after his first album came out.
     21  ~ 2014 aug 09sesame street music12 Favorite Musical Guests for Sesame Street's AnniversaryPerforming Songwriter picks 12 favorite musical guest spots to celebrate Sesame Street's anniversary since the first episode aired on PBS on ...
     22  -4 2014 aug 02die sinatra story
     22  +8 2014 jul 31stephe foster the songsAmerica's first professional songwriter, Stephen FosterAlthough his songs never generated the fortune Stephen Foster deserved during his brief life span, many of them, such as “ Oh! Susanna ,” “Old ...
     23  +24 2014 aug 16two brothers songThough the mountains divide / and the oceans are wide. It's a small world after all .” During the 60s and early 70s, the two brothers , working as ...
     23  +14 2014 aug 15colonel tom parkerElvis' Manager, Colonel Tom Parker - Performing SongwriterThe entertaining and shocking stories behind rock's most notorious and toxic managers. Meet Colonel Tom Parker , Allen Klein, Peter Grant and ...
     23  +3 2014 jul 21popsicle toes michaelsMichael Franks' Time Together Featured at Performing SongwriterIconic jazz singer-songwriter Michael Franks is back with his first CD in ... evocative classics like “ Popsicle Toes ,” “Eggplant,” “The Lady Wants ...
     24  -6 2014 sep 18god bless american lyricsHe'd come up with “ God Bless America ” in 1918, while serving in the ... “I had to make one or two changes in the lyrics , and they in turn led me ...
     24  -7 2014 aug 29dan fogelberg phoenix
     24  -13 2014 aug 25rodgers and hart
     24  ~ 2014 aug 14whois pho toThe Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Photo Shoot: Faces in the Crowd... 1967 by Michael Cooper at Chelsea manor Photo Studios), artist Peter .... My hope would be that everyone gets a kick out of who IS THERE.
     25  -12 2014 sep 14brook deep throught compilatinJonatha Brooke's "The Works" at Performing SongwriterWhen Jonatha Brooke took on a co-writer for her album, The Works, she didn't mess around. She got Woody Guthrie. How? In 2007 Brooke  ...
     25  -5 2014 jul 31joni mitchell daughterPerforming Songwriter celebrates Joni MItchell's BirthdayThe world didn't know that Joni had given birth to a child in 1965—a daughter named Kelly Dale Anderson . Or Kelly, as in kelly green.
     26  ~ 2014 aug 31forever girl lyndon lyricsThe Story Behind Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe"In August 1967, Lyndon Johnson announced that he was sending 45,000
     26  +11 2014 aug 13playing for change cdPlaying For Change : Songs From Around the World, Part 2The 2-disc CD /DVD package is a global mix of cultures and rhythms ... Playing For Change caught the public's awareness in 2009 when their ...
     26  -2 2014 aug 09the beatles album coversThe Sgt. Pepper's Album Cover - Performing Songwriter“In my mind I was making a piece of art rather than an album cover ,” ... surreal wordplay is echoed in the Beatles ' stream-of-consciousness ...
     26  ~ 2014 aug 08god bless americaHe'd come up with “ God Bless America ” in 1918, while serving in the Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, N.Y. It was intended for a military revue ...
     26  +41 2014 jul 16elvis songs timeElvis Costello Tells the Stories Behind His SongsElvis Costello tells Performing Songwriter the stories behind his songs , including "Man Out of Time ," "Every Day I Write the Book," and "So Like ...
     27  +34 2014 sep 01nick ashford throat cancerA Tribute to Nick Ashford of songwriting team Ashford & SimpsonYesterday the world lost that smile when Nick Ashford passed away at age 70 after a battle with throat cancer . What a legacy of music, love and ...
     27  +10 2014 aug 26i love themeI Love Lucy Theme Song - Performing SongwriterOn October 15, 1951, the very first episode of the I Love Lucy show aired on CBS and became the most watched TV show in the U.S. for four of ...
     27  ~ 2014 aug 12kurt cobain shoes
     28  -15 2014 sep 16the motown storyLamont Dozier tells the stories behind Motown's Greatest HItsLegendary songwriter Lamont Dozier tells the stories behind some of his greatest hits including "Jimmy Mack," "Where Did Our Love Go" and ...
     28  ~ 2014 sep 14hit the john meaningLegendary songwriter John Prine tells the stories behind such ... who at the time had a hit out for Arlo Guthrie with “City of New Orleans,” and it ...
     28  +73 2014 aug 07dont fear the reaper" Don't Fear the Reaper " coupled the Blue Oyster Cult's mysticism with a beautiful melody, lush harmonies and one of the coolest guitar riffs of ...
     28  -1 2014 jul 30nat king cole songsThe Legendary Nat King Cole - Performing SongwriterOn what would have been Nat King Cole's 95th birthday, Performing Songwriter
     30  -13 2014 sep 30trackback for this kurt cobainThe death of Kurt Cobain on April 5, 1994 left unsolved questions, inconclusive evidence and ... Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed.
     30  +2 2014 sep 17god bless america lyrics
     30  ~ 2014 jul 29history of a lionThe story of African songwriter Solomon Linda, his hit song The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) and the publishing royalties he never ...
     31  -27 2014 sep 05country songwriters and her compositions
     31  +12 2014 aug 31johnny mercer songsThe Story of Songwriting Legend Johnny MercerA Few Songs by Johnny Mercer Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive , Autumn Leaves, Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me), Come Rain Or ...
     31  +16 2014 aug 12heartbreak hotel memphis... Presley went into Nashville's RCA Studio to record " Heartbreak Hotel . ... a major motion picture, an actual hotel (in Memphis of course), the ...
     32  +69 2014 sep 13crowd people imageThe Sgt. Pepper's Album Cover: Faces in the Crowd .... A design that would stand -out and make people talk, look at it repeatedly and see ...
     32  ~ 2014 sep 03kris kristofferson songsInspired by a Fellini film, Kris Kristofferson wrote a classic road story that became a ... He called one night and said, 'I've got a song title for you.
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