FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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FT Life of a Song

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201 Look at me: Suzi Feay on the perils of self-indulgent art2013-08-30 09:00:00
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202 Party on! Peter Aspden on beach bar music2013-08-23 09:00:00
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203 Art for all: Erica Wagner on the Gramsci Monument2013-08-16 14:35:00
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204 The Great Remembrance: Jan Dalley on the first world war centenary2013-08-09 15:00:00
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205 Going it alone: Erica Wagner on creative independence2013-08-02 13:05:00
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206 Spasticus artisticus: Peter Aspden on Ian Dury2013-07-26 14:15:00
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207 Sound of sci-fi: Peter Aspden on the Dr Who Prom2013-07-19 13:30:00
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208 Ordinary megastar: Raphael Abraham on Amy Winehouse2013-07-12 14:50:00
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209 Howdy, Podner! Peter Aspden on Las Vegas’s heritage impulse2013-07-05 09:00:00
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210 After the spring: Peter Aspden on the Shubbak Festival2013-06-28 16:00:00
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211 Going soft: Peter Aspden on the cultural wealth of nations2013-06-21 11:10:00
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212 History's second draft: Peter Aspden on theatre and the news2013-06-14 15:05:00
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213 Hobson-Jobson: Julius Purcell on linguistic “barbarisms”2013-06-07 14:51:00
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214 Age of innocence? Julius Purcell on the cultural legacy of 19132013-05-31 14:10:00
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215 A different league: Peter Aspden on our soccer psychosis2013-05-24 14:50:00
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216 Focus, schmocus: Peter Aspden on distraction2013-05-17 12:35:00
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Focus, schmocus: Peter Aspden on distraction

As Margate’s Turner Contemporary gallery celebrates curiosity, the FT’s arts writer does his best to concentrate on the mind’s ability to wander…read more

217 The US connection: Peter Aspden on cinema’s exception culturelle2013-05-10 15:40:00
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218 Take it easy: Peter Aspden on The Eagles’ mellow magic2013-05-03 14:00:00
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219 Shock of the nude: Peter Aspden on Qatar’s statue problem2013-04-26 10:00:00
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220 Iron Lady, golden age: Jan Dalley on Thatcher’s legacy2013-04-19 11:00:00
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