Suzanne Vega

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My favourite Dylan song – by Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, Tom Jones, Judy Collins and more
Bob Dylan is 80 today. But what’s his greatest song? Stars pick their favourite – and recall their own encounters, from Marianne Faithfull turning him down to Judy Collins whacking a policeman to get backstage

Interviews by Dave Simpson

24, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Suzanne Vega's teenage obsessions: 'Taxi Driver captured something awful but made it beautiful'
In the first of a weekly series where film and music stars discuss their youthful fixations, the US singer recalls silly walks and Saturday Night Fever dance classes

Interview by Dave Simpson

03, Sep, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: great solo performances
Among the artists going it alone this week are Bruce Springsteen, Suzanne Vega, Bert Jansch and percussionist Kuniko Kato


31, May, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Suzanne Vega: how we made Tom's Diner
‘I’m mentioned in the menu. But they call me Susan Vega. And I still have to pay for coffee’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

18, Oct, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Women on Bob Dylan
From musician Suzanne Vega to film-maker Carol Morley, six women artists salute the genius of Dylan

The Observer

16, Oct, 2016 @8:15 AM

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Suzanne Vega: ‘It’s taken me a while to say, You are what you are, it’s fine’
The 80s pop-folk star talks about her confused identity growing up, and her new album about US writer Carson McCullers

Andrew Anthony

09, Oct, 2016 @9:00 AM

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David Brent's playlist: Bob Marley, Des’ree, Mike + the Mechanics and more
The reality TV star and Foregone Conclusion frontman shares some of the music that inspires him – plus some of his own compositions, to help inspire others

David Brent

15, Aug, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Florence will star at Glastonbury, but festival fields are tilted against women
From Adele to Taylor Swift, female artists are leading the music industry - so why are so few of them booked to headline the big British summer festivals?

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

20, Jun, 2015 @12:45 PM

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Is Florence Welch really the first British woman to headline Glastonbury this century?
It’s been a busy week in the battle for equality as Florence and the Machine kick Glastonbury in the balls, Helen Mirren slams James Bond and the heroic Harriet Tubman looks set to be the first woman to be printed on US dollars

Olivia Marks

19, Jun, 2015 @3:28 PM

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Suzanne Vega – review

The black-clad singer-songwriter gives her new album an ethereal feel, but still delivers her crowd-pleasing classics – and pays homage to a legendary fellow New Yorker, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

03, Feb, 2014 @1:37 PM

Suzanne Vega: Tales from the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles – review
Suzanne Vega's voice sits awkwardly with the subject matter on her first album in seven years, writes Hermione Hoby

Hermione Hoby

02, Feb, 2014 @12:05 AM

Suzanne Vega: Close-Up Vol 1, Love Songs | CD review
The accomplished 'folk' songwriter is releasing four themed albums of songs from across her career. If these were new, this would be album of the year, says Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

17, Jun, 2010 @9:49 PM

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