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Songs That Pay Tribute To Someone

What songs come to mind that pay tribute to someone? There must be a lot of them out there.

 

I’ll start with this one . . ,

 

Under A Raging Moon - Roger Daltrey 

 

for Keith Moon

 

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Boy From Tupelo - Emmylou Harris

 

Written for Elvis - A lot of songs have been written in tribute to The King of Rock & Roll. I especially like this one written by Emmylou Harris.

Today marks the 87th anniversary of his birthday.

HBD Elvis, you are greatly missed.  💛

 

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So Long Marianne - Leonard Cohen

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Layla, Derek&the Dominos, 1971

Everyone probably knows this song,

which Clapton wrote about his unrequited

love for Patti Boyd, who was married to

George Harrison at the time. It also was

inspired by a book Clapton read called

The story of Layla and Majnun, by a 12th

century Arabian poet, was a love story of

a young man who fell in love with a girl,

went crazy so he couldn’t marry her. This

book moved Clapton as it must of mirrored 

his real life situation

 

 

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Forever Young - Bob Dylan

 

Written as a lullaby for his eldest son, Jesse

 

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Shine on you crazy Diamond, Pink Floyd, 1975

Another song written for Syd Barrett. The

song is named after him, as every other

word spells out Syd 🎼💜

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Here Today - Paul McCartney 

 

for John

 

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A new day has come, Celine Dion, 2001

After years of infertility, Celine recorded this

in tribute of her first born son Rene’-Charles,

born in 2001

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Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd 

 

Written for Syd Barrett, their former band mate, who left due to a complete mental breakdown.

 

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My City Of Ruins:  Bruce ... For 9/11

 

And basically every song on "The Rising" album.

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Illume, Fleetwood Mac, 2003

Stevie Nicks wrote this as a tribute

to all those lost on 9/11 

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Wreck of The Edmond Fitsgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

Life in Dark Water - Al Stewart

 

...Many brave souls.

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Having experienced so many celebrities in the last 66+ yrs, this one breaks my heart every time:

 

Chester Bennington sings "Hallelujah" in Eulogy to Chris Cornell 

 

then we lost Chester so soon after; life needs fixing some how...

 

#StaySafe


#VegasStrong
Phil Harris, actor and showman, to John Fogerty of CCR: “If I’d known I’d live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.”
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Uptown Girl, Billy Joel, 1983

His tribute to his soon-to-be wife,

Christie Brinkley

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Everything I Own- Bread (David Gates for his father)

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Above And Beyond - Deep Purple 

 

Carry On . . . Jon - Blackmore’s Night 

 

Both for Jon Lord

 

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Song for Bob Dylan, David Bowie, 1971

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All My Love - Led Zeppelin


Written for Karac, Robert Plant’s son, who passed in 1977

 

 

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All those years ago, George Harrison, 1981

His poignant tribute to John Lennon

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Sleeps With Angels:  Neil Young .... For Kurt Cobain

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Tears In Heaven:  Eric Clapton... For his son

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Rock And Roll Heaven:  Righteous Brothers.... Many

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Candle in the wind, Sir Elton, 1987

A tribute to Marilyn Monroe, then for

Princess Diana

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Abraham, Martin and John- Dion

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American Pie:  Don McLean...... Many 

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When we was Fab, George Harrison, 1988

A tribute to being the Beatles and Beatlemania,

warts and all 🎼💜

 

Excellent new topic!

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