Find some inspiration with today’s playlist of tribute songs to some of the world’s most inspiring popular figures! Music from some of our greatest musical heroes – did we miss any?
JOAN OF ARC
French heroine – Joan of Arc (06 Jan 1412 – 30 May 1431).
Joan of Arc by Arcade Fire (Reflektor – 2013)
ALEXANDRE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
Best known for the world-famous Eiffel Tower, built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris – Alexandre Gustave Eiffel (15 Dec 1832 – 27 Dec 1923).
Alex Eiffel by Pixies (1991)
World renowned jazz pianist – Duke Ellington (29 Apr 1899 – 24 May 1974).
Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder (1977)
A rock ‘n roll pioneer of the 1950’s, he tragically died in a plane crash aged just 22 – Buddy Holly (07 Sep 1936 – 03 Feb 1959).
Buddy Holly by Weezer (The Blue Album – 1994)
“Charles the Great”, the great medieval king of the Franks – Charlemagne (02 Apr 742 – 28 Jan 814).
Charlemagne by Blossoms (Blossoms – 2016)
The “King of Soul” – Otis Redding (09 Sep 1941 – 10 Dec 1967)
Otis by Jay-Z & Kanye West
New York pop artist – Andy Warhol (06 Aug 1928 – 22 Feb 1987).
Andy Warhol by David Bowie (Hunky Dory – 1971)
Original member of Roxy Music, produced David Bowie through his Berlin Trilogy of albums and continues to make great music today. Notable work with artists U2 and Coldplay – Brian Eno (born 15 May 1948).
Brian Eno by MGMT (Congratulations – 2010)
THE BEATLES AND THE ROLLING STONES
Two British rock bands from the 1960’s, quite rightly considered the greatest of all-time – The Beatles (1960 – 1970) and The Rolling Stones (since 1962).
Beatles and Stones by Beady Eye (2011).
Spanish artist, a founder of Cubism and Surrealism – Pablo Picasso (25 Oct 1881 – 08 Apr 1973).
Pablo Picasso by The Modern Lovers (1976)
AND FINALLY… THE ULTIMATE OF ALL TRIBUTE SONGS?
Tribute – Tenacious D (Tenacious D – 2001).
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