Reuters ran an interesting piece about Pakistan’s popular Bhangra singer Abrar-ul-Haq. The Pakistani High Court has upheld a girl’s request that he remove her name from the lyrics of one of his songs after she complained that male students at her college teased her by singing the song when she passed by. She had been missing classes.
It reminds me of a wonderful documentary I once saw where researchers went looking for the original Peggy Sue (of Buddy Holly fame), Emily (from the Pink Floyd song “See Emily Play”) and others. The ones they found were quite happy to be cited. Here’s a fun question: which song character would you most like to meet?