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Billy Bragg shares his memories of the late singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl

This year, singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl would have turned 60. Her good friend, political singer and activist Billy Bragg, joined us to share his memories of her.
English singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl (1959-2000) on Oct. 3, 1979. (Getty Images)
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If you've heard the 1987 single Fairytale of New York by the Pogues, then you know Kirsty MacColl's voice. This year the late singer-songwriter would have turned 60. Political singer and activist Billy Bragg was MacColl's good friend. He joined us to share his memories of MacColl and why he thinks she never truly received the recognition she deserved during her life.

— Produced by ​Ben Edwards

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