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Songs about Historical Figures
Jan. 29, 2010
Blog
Column
Writer: Paul MacInnes

A List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

The Victory

Steeleye Span

treefrogdemon

2

Joe Hill

Joan Baez

May1366

3

Tom Paine's Bones

Dick Gaughan

ShivSidecar

4

Cortez the Killer

Neil Young

lambretinha

5

So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright

Simon & Garfunkel

Antichthon

6

Sylvia Plath

 Ryan Adams

ashenfacedsupremo

7

The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure

Magnetic Fields

bishbosh

8

Yes, Anastasia

Tori Amos

658spark

9

The Palace of Versailles

Al Stewart

BeltwayBandit

10

Maid of Orleans

OMD

bishbosh

B List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Not Great Men

Gang of Four

wyngatecarpenter

2

Al Capone

Prince Buster

bishbosh

3

Lobachevsky

Tom Lehrer

Pairubu

4

Marcus Garvey

Burning Spear

MrMustard

5

Lenin

Arcade Fire

BeltwayBandit

6

Idi Amin

Mighty Sparrow

SV80

7

Adlai Stevenson

Sufjan Stevens

BeltwayBandit

8

Charlie Darwin

The Low Anthem

Mnemonic

9

Leyendecker

Battles

Mnemonic

10

Tramp the Dirt Down

Elvis Costello

ShivSidecar

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