Songlines

Episodes

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction20090706

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction2009070620090711 (RS)

John Cavanagh tells the story of the Rolling Stones classic (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction20090706

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction20090706

John Cavanagh tells the story of the Rolling Stones classic (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Built around a powerful opening riff, the song attacked advertising and consumerism.

A Change Is Gonna Come20090622

A Change Is Gonna Come2009062220091227 (RS)

John Cavanagh tells the story behind Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come'.

A Change Is Gonna Come20090622

A Change Is Gonna Come2009062220090627 (RS)

John Cavanagh tells the story behind Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come'.

A Change Is Gonna Come20090622

A Change Is Gonna Come20090622

John Cavanagh tells the story behind Sam Cooke's 'A Change Is Gonna Come' - the song referred to by Barack Obama in his presidential acceptance speech.

A Man's A Man For A' That20090111

John Cavanagh takes a look at A Man's a Man For A' That, Robert Burns' famous democratic song of liberty and freedom, which was also aimed at the pretentions of the ruling class.

Euro Songlines20090615

Euro Songlines2009061520090620 (RS)

John Cavanagh explores ABBA's Fernando and finds out why the track was such a big hit.

Euro Songlines20090615

Euro Songlines20090615

John Cavanagh explores ABBA's Fernando, which links a Swedish ballad of lost love with a chip shop in Walthamstow, plus he finds out why the track was such a big hit.

My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose20090104

A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns is one of Scotland's most enduring love songs. John Cavanagh explores the famous rivalries surrounding its publication.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?20140421

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?20140421

The late Pete Seeger chats to John Cavanagh about the long history behind his classic protest song, Where Have all the Flowers Gone. Pete first wrote the song in 1955 and then forgot about it. But you can't keep a classic song down and, after becoming a hit in the US for The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary, it made its way to Germany where Marlene Dietrich gave it iconic status, and to the UK where folk singer Tommy Sand's version became an anthem for peace in Northern Ireland.

Will You Love Me Tomorrow20090629

Will You Love Me Tomorrow2009062920090704 (RS)

John Cavanagh tells the story of Gerry Goffin and Carole King's classic song.

Will You Love Me Tomorrow20090629

Will You Love Me Tomorrow20090629

John Cavanagh tells the story of Gerry Goffin and Carole King's Will You Love Me Tomorrow. Written over four decades ago, the song addresses issues which remain relevant today.