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George Kalogerakis


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Halloween Charade An All Saints’ party with Patti, Billie, Neko, Nico, Emmylou, Bruce, Lucinda, and more—some with full names!

Famous Last Words Death doesn’t stop narrators in songs from expressing themselves, as tracks from Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, the Rolling Stones, the Shangri-Las, and others prove

Warning Tracks This Ides of March, the foreboding will be palpable. Some earlier prophecies from the Beatles, Marvelettes, dB’s, Leonard Cohen, Sly and the Family Stone, and others. Et tu, Ann Peebles?

Music for Shut-Ins (Part I) The world is on a short leash these days. But you can tug at it. Madness, Noël Coward, the Kinks, Dusty Springfield, Benny Goodman, and others can help

Side Effects Cataloguing some of the less consequential repercussions of the coronavirus

More Side Effects Self-isolation then and now. A lot has changed since 1978—but some things haven’t

Ground Control to Captain Tom How a 99-year-old World War II vet became England’s hottest pop idol

Get Out Take an (imaginary) trip with Frank Sinatra, Noël Coward, the Plimsouls, the Talking Heads, and more

The Covidfefe Chronicles You can’t spell “pandemic” without “me,” backward

Mr. Right With prescient, gloomy pandemic reports, The New York Times’s wonky science writer Donald McNeil Jr. has become an unlikely sex symbol

Stay in Touch Send a message with the Band, Split Enz, Bonnie Raitt, T. Rex, and more

Don’t Call It a Comeback Where are they now? Wishing you a happy birthday (or anniversary, etc.) for a fee on Cameo

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