THE STORY OF A CLASSIC SONG: The Pogues & Kirsty McColl “Fairytale of New York” – Watch a BBC Documentary here!

Screenshort from BBC Documentary "The Story Of The Pogues & Kirsty McColl's Fairytale of New York"
Screenshort from BBC Documentary “The Story Of The Pogues & Kirsty McColl’s Fairytale of New York”

It’s a classic song. A classic for London punk band The Pogues. Founded in Kings Cross, a Central London district, in 1982, the group wrote and released “Fairytale of New York” in 1987. A Christmas song written by then band members Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan.

Produced by recording legends Elvis Costello and Steve Lillywhite and sung together with singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl the track is also famous for its video. A video starring Matt Dillon, who said that he was the only one not drunk at the time of shooting…

Also in the BBC documentary you can watch below: Where does the title of the track come from? The mixing and recording of the whistle in the song and some more insights…

More about that:
The Pogues facts
“Fairytale of New York” facts

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