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The Mystery Men Behind Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’

In the absence of answers from Carly Simon regarding 'You're So Vain''s subject, critics and fans alike have resorted to conjecture.


Memoir in a Melody: The Suicide Pact and Bum Rap of ‘Gloomy Sunday’

Gloomy Sunday, or the Hungarian Suicide Song, is infamous for causing a rash of suicides to break out among whoever listens to it. But how much truth lives in this myth?


Memoir in a Melody: Edith Piaf, War-Torn Europe, and ‘La Vie En Rose’

Edith Piaf suffered through a painful childhood and a dark adulthood: absent parents, temporary blindness, street begging, and Nazi occupation of Paris. Which makes her song, La Vie En Rose, that much more affecting when you listen to its lyrics.


Memoir in a Melody: Janis Joplin and ‘Mercedes Benz’

'Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz...' We all know the song, but do we know its roots? In Memoir in a Melody, we get to the bottom of Joplin's satirical song.


Memoir in a Melody: R.E.M.’s Ode to Andy Kaufman in ‘Man On the Moon’

Like the the assassination of JFK, the death of Andy Kaufman has become the stuff of popular conjecture, giving the band R.E.M. full license to tease out the mystery of the great comedian's final resting place.


Memoir in a Melody: Edie Sedgwick’s Shadow in ‘Like a Rolling Stone’

Falling out of Warhol's inner circle, Sedgwick became close with Bob Dylan. For Andy, Edie was a vessel, but for Dylan, she was perhaps something else entirely.