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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61 Ben Lerner reads his poem 'Index of Themes'2016-05-20 08:00:00
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62 The Life of a Song: So What2016-05-20 05:00:00
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63 Digital memory in the age of social media2016-05-19 11:19:36
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64 The Life of a Song: Every Rose Has Its Thorn2016-05-13 05:00:00
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65 The Life of a Song: Everything I Own2016-05-06 05:00:00
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66 The Life of a Song: In The Air Tonight2016-04-29 05:00:00
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67 The Life of a Song: Song to the Siren2016-04-22 05:00:00
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68 The Life of a Song: This Land Is Your Land2016-04-15 06:00:00
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69 The Life of a Song: Living in the Past2016-04-08 10:07:00
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70 The Life of a Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water2016-04-01 14:45:00
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71 The Life of a Song: Grandma's Hands2016-03-25 09:00:00
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72 The Life of a Song: Dem Bones2016-03-18 16:45:00
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73 The Life of a Song: Amsterdam2016-03-11 11:00:00
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74 The Life of a Song: Lady Marmalade2016-03-04 17:08:14
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75 The Life of a Song: Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground2016-02-26 14:47:17
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76 The Life of a Song: Cherokee2016-02-19 18:06:03
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77 The Life of a Song: War2016-02-12 12:57:34
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78 The Life of a Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit2016-02-05 16:07:57
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79 The Life of a Song: Good Times2016-02-05 13:26:46
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80 The Life of a Song: Surf's Up2016-01-22 14:21:56
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The Life of a Song: Surf's Up

A pocket symphony, “Surf’s Up” was written by Brian Wilson at the peak of his creative brilliance. David Cheal discusses the Beach Boy who didn’t surf, and how he caught the wave of emerging 1960s counterculture. Credits: Capital Catalog, Smog Veil Records…read more