Your Song Changed My Life - From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It-logo

Your Song Changed My Life - From Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, Thirty-five Beloved Artists on Their Journey and the Music That Inspired It

Bob Boilen

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From the beloved host and creator of NPR's All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts comes an essential oral history of modern music, told in the voices of iconic and up-and-coming musicians, including Dave Grohl, Jimmy Page, Michael Stipe, Carrie Brownstein, Smokey Robinson, and Jeff Tweedy, among others-published in association with NPR Music. Is there a unforgettable song that changed your life? NPR's renowned music authority Bob Boilen posed this question to some of today's best-loved musical legends and rising stars. In Your Song Changed My Life, Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), St. Vincent, Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Cat Power, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Jenny Lewis, Carrie Brownstein (Portlandia, Sleater-Kinney), Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jackson Browne, Valerie June, Philip Glass, James Blake, and other artists reflect on pivotal moments that inspired their work. For Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, it was discovering his sister's 45 of The Byrds' "Turn, Turn, Turn." A young St. Vincent's life changed the day a box of CDs literally fell off a delivery truck in front of her house. Cat Stevens was transformed when he heard John Lennon cover "Twist and Shout." These are the momentous yet unmarked events that have shaped these and many other musical talents, and ultimately the sound of modern music. A diverse collection of personal experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary, Your Song Changed My Life illustrates the ways in which music is revived, restored, and revolutionized. It is also a testament to the power of music in our lives, and an inspiration for future artists and music lovers. Amazing contributors include: Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Portlandia, Wild Flag), Smokey Robinson, David Byrne (Talking Heads), St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), James Blake, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Trey Anastasio (Phish), Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), Dave Grohl

Language:

English

Length:

8h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:13


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

12:03


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:43


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:47


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

15:05


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

00:44