Bob Boilen Talks 'Your Song Changed My Life' On World Cafe : World Cafe The All Songs Considered host asked 35 artists about the music that shaped them. But what song changed his life?
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Bob Boilen on World Cafe

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Bob Boilen Talks 'Your Song Changed My Life' On World Cafe

Bob Boilen Talks 'Your Song Changed My Life' On World Cafe

Bob Boilen on World Cafe

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  • The Beatles, "A Day In The Life"
  • Lonnie Donegan, "Rock Island Line"
  • Pearl Jam, "Oceans"
  • The Beatles, "Twist And Shout"
  • The Staves, "No Me, No You, No More"

Bob Boilen is the man behind NPR's All Songs Considered and the Tiny Desk concert series, which takes place at his desk. Needless to say, he's always in search of new music; last year alone, he saw more than 400 bands live.

Boilen recently wrote a book, Your Song Changed My Life, in which he asked a wide variety of musicians to tell a story of the song that made a difference in their lives. The results are sometimes surprising, and the stories are always interesting. In this segment, hear the songs that Jimmy Page, Cat Stevens, Bon Iver and St. Vincent chose — plus, the song that Boilen says changed his life.

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