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Readers recommend playlist: your tribute songs | Musique Non Stop

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Readers recommend playlist: your tribute songs

With musicians such as Elvis Costello, John Lennon and Lead Belly paying homage to their heroes, a reader picks from your suggestions

Here is this week’s playlist of songs picked by a reader from your suggestions, after last week’s callout. Read more about how our weekly readers recommend series works at the end of the piece.

There is an air of unabashed friendship to the song that starts our list of tributes. Blossom Dearie wrote Dusty Springfield with Norma Tanega, who had a close relationship with the singer. One can presume she knew Springfield well and thought much of her: “Petals fall from her glance ... Flowers float from her dance.”

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