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John Moe’s Pop Song Correspondences


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John Moe writes and collects letters to and about some of his favorite musical performers regarding some of their more notable songs.

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Concerning, Jon Bon Jovi, Wanted Dead or Alive (6/10/2014)

A Note to Parents from Bruce Springsteen, High School Cross-Country Coach (11/9/2010)

A Memo From the Head Nurse Regarding Proper Care of Patients Born Bad to the Bone (6/25/2009)

A Letter to Prince Regarding the Crying of Doves and the Fiasco That Resulted From the Presentation of a Speech on That Topic (4/30/2008)

An Invitation to Joni Mitchell to Sing at the Opening of the Tree Museum (10/17/2007)

A Note Placed in the Pay Envelope of Billy “The Piano Man” Joel (5/16/2007)

Regarding Pete Seeger’s Requests for a Hammer and His Descriptions of What He Would Do If He Had One (4/3/2007)

To: Peter Criss; From: Beth (12/15/2006)

A Letter to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band From Sgt. Pepper (8/31/2006)

Notes on “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” as Delivered to Axl Rose by His Editor (7/7/2006)

A Retort to Carly Simon Regarding Her Charges of Vanity (2/13/2006)

A Letter to Elton John From the Office of the NASA Administrator (12/9/2005)

A Letter From “The Power” to Public Enemy (9/2/2005)

Attention, Mr. Axl Rose: We Did Not Feel Welcome in the Jungle (6/8/2005)

Marvin Gaye Explains What He Heard Through the Grapevine (3/28/2005)

A Memo Distributed Among the “Project Loverboy” Staff, Regarding “Turn Me Loose.” (2/16/2005)

A Letter Between Siblings Who Lived in the House Described in “Our House” by Madness (2/3/2005)

A Letter to Elvis Presley From His Hound Dog (8/30/2004)

A Memo to the Sultans of Swing, From Their Booking Agent (7/20/2004)

Letters to Fogerty (6/23/2004)

James Taylor Issues an Update on “The Friendship Ring.” (6/10/2004)

Changes to the Hotel California, Made in Response to Mr. Henley’s Recent Complaint (5/11/2004)

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