“As Tears Go By” — Marianne Faithfull

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By any measure, “As Tears Go By” is an iconic song. It’s not necessarily the best song ever written, it doesn’t have the most eloquent lyrics, Marianne Faithfull’s performance doesn’t knock you off your feet with its power, verve and style.

But it captures a moment in time perfectly.

In the same way as I can’t hear the Charleston without thinking about flapper dresses…