How the Song Came to Be

Songwriting is a mercurial if not magical process that yields gems that have significant musical and cultural impact and timeless appeal. We talk with artists about how they created rock music’s greatest and most memorable songs.

Dr. Hook ‘Cover of the Rolling Stone’

A band records a song about its burning desire to make it to the cover of the leading music magazine. We’ve got the backstory. Do you know who wrote it?

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Harry Chapin’s Inspiration for ‘Taxi’

‘Cat’s in the Cradle’ may have been Harry Chapin’s biggest hit, but ‘Taxi’ resonated with listeners, perhaps due to its real-life connection.

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