About the Stories

Even after the textbooks True Stories Behind the Songs and More True Stories Behind the Songs were published, I continued to write new stories for my students. I’ve shared some of those stories on this site and will continue to add stories from time to time. They are downloadable as a Word document and as a pdf. Permission is granted to reproduce for classroom use.

A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

Bob Dylan: The Story Behind His Nobel Prize in Literature

Both Sides Now by Joni MItchell

Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

Easy on Me by Adele

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Hello by Adele   

Just Like That by Bonnie Raitt

Let It Be by Paul McCartney

Lost Boy by Ruth B.

Renegades by X Ambassadors  

See You Again by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa     

The Sound of Sunshine by Michael Franti    

Sunny by Bobby Hebb

We Shall Overcome

Wichita Lineman by Jimmy Webb