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      On this day 16th Jan in 1969, Marmalade were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of The Beatles song ?Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da?. It gave the Scottish group (who were formally known as The Gaylords after the notorious post-war Chicago Gaylords street gang) their first and only chart topper.

      Covering a Beatles song was good sport in the '60s; artists scrambled to try their versions and interpretations of the latest Fab Four offerings and some were more successful than others. I?m sure someone somewhere has counted how many artists have had hits with Beatles songs, and it will be dozens. McCartney?s ?Yesterday? is one of the most covered songs in the history of music with over 1,600 versions recorded.

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        There is nearly no cover that is better than the original Beatle-song. Maybe Joe Cocker with his version of "With A Little Help...", but otherwise.

          One thing that has helped spawn the recording of covers was the early decision never to licence Beatles recordings to the "party compilation record" market.

          The most well known series being the "Now That's What I call Music series, but these types of collections were commonplace before they moved so dominantly into the market.

          Not even so-called definitive collections of 60's and 70's music have Beatles songs licenced for the records to demonstrate their dominance in the market.

          The songs do appear - but as seen - are represented by the many cover versions that were released.

          Martin

            dance-tonight:There is nearly no cover that is better than the original Beatle-song. Maybe Joe Cocker with his version of "With A Little Help...", but otherwise.

            I quite like Bobby Womack's cover of And I Love Her, (or "and I just love her").

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWXd-WWK340

            It's very different. Not saying it's really better than the original, but I do like this one. I think a beatles cover has to be quite different from the original, and try something new, to be really enjoyable.

              Cheap Trick has done the entire Sgt Pepper live...great DVD!

              she's leaving home
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELLDC8qQc4&feature=related
              Getting Better
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4j_drFNmA&feature=related
              A dat in the Life
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb_D6f6Cqo&feature=related

              and a fan spliced together Paul & Cheap Trick -Golden Slumbers
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38in3P9DWz4&feature=fvwrel

                Are they blankets with Beatle Pictures on them? It would be great to cover up under the beatles at night.
                love doris

                  I kind of like when various artists do something different with the song (while keeping it tastefull)...for example, here's an example of a different interpretation of Paul's 'So Bad' which I like a lot

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438nQp_WtRE

                    I think parts of Booker T. & The MG's "McLemore Ave." Are quite enjoyable considering Idon't usually dig covers of Beatle songs.

                      rich n:I kind of like when various artists do something different with the song (while keeping it tastefull)...for example, here's an example of a different interpretation of Paul's 'So Bad' which I like a lot

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438nQp_WtRE

                      Have you heard my version of Hope of Deliverance ?
                      http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/hopeofdeliverance-take5[/url]

                        illwobble:

                        rich n:I kind of like when various artists do something different with the song (while keeping it tastefull)...for example, here's an example of a different interpretation of Paul's 'So Bad' which I like a lot

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438nQp_WtRE

                        Have you heard my version of Hope of Deliverance ?
                        http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/hopeofdeliverance-take5[/url]

                        Actually, I find this more appealing than Paul's version...this proves the song does have a quiet but yet beautiful essense to it that gets lost by Paul (and it further proves my prior point)

                          rich n:

                          illwobble:
                          rich n:I kind of like when various artists do something different with the song (while keeping it tastefull)...for example, here's an example of a different interpretation of Paul's 'So Bad' which I like a lot

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438nQp_WtRE

                          Have you heard my version of Hope of Deliverance ?
                          http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/hopeofdeliverance-take5[/url]

                          Actually, I find this more appealing than Paul's version...this proves the song does have a quiet but yet beautiful essense to it that gets lost by Paul (and it further proves my prior point)

                          Delighted you think so!!

                            illwobble:

                            rich n:I kind of like when various artists do something different with the song (while keeping it tastefull)...for example, here's an example of a different interpretation of Paul's 'So Bad' which I like a lot

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=438nQp_WtRE

                            Have you heard my version of Hope of Deliverance ?
                            http://soundcloud.com/jon-stammers/hopeofdeliverance-take5[/url]

                            Great version, I like it too. ;)

                            And I can't listen to the cover of "And I Love Her" you postet earlier in this thread, 'cause I live in Germany and this video is blocked here. :/

                              heard Ray Charles version of Eleanor Rigby on radio 2 last week.

                                steven tyler made a great cover of abbey road's medley take a look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm3XQfDJUPI

                                  Sinatras covers but the best I can think of is Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry's Jealous Guy tribute, even if it's a lennon solo.

                                  Or does the stones I wanna be your man count? (even thought they released it first)

                                    oobu24:Cheap Trick has done the entire Sgt Pepper live...great DVD!

                                    she's leaving home
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELLDC8qQc4&feature=related
                                    Getting Better
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4j_drFNmA&feature=related
                                    A dat in the Life
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb_D6f6Cqo&feature=related

                                    and a fan spliced together Paul & Cheap Trick -Golden Slumbers
                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38in3P9DWz4&feature=fvwrel

                                    Wow!

                                      audi:

                                      oobu24:Cheap Trick has done the entire Sgt Pepper live...great DVD!

                                      she's leaving home
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELLDC8qQc4&feature=related
                                      Getting Better
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4j_drFNmA&feature=related
                                      A dat in the Life
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb_D6f6Cqo&feature=related

                                      and a fan spliced together Paul & Cheap Trick -Golden Slumbers
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38in3P9DWz4&feature=fvwrel

                                      Wow!

                                      I got the resulting album from that show a year or two ago...sounds even better when blasting through headphones

                                        rich n:

                                        audi:
                                        oobu24:Cheap Trick has done the entire Sgt Pepper live...great DVD!

                                        she's leaving home
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELLDC8qQc4&feature=related
                                        Getting Better
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4j_drFNmA&feature=related
                                        A dat in the Life
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb_D6f6Cqo&feature=related

                                        and a fan spliced together Paul & Cheap Trick -Golden Slumbers
                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38in3P9DWz4&feature=fvwrel

                                        Wow!

                                        I got the resulting album from that show a year or two ago...sounds even better when blasting through headphones

                                        Robin Zander -- among rock's most unsung vocalists.

                                          audi:

                                          rich n:
                                          audi:
                                          oobu24:Cheap Trick has done the entire Sgt Pepper live...great DVD!

                                          she's leaving home
                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XELLDC8qQc4&feature=related
                                          Getting Better
                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD4j_drFNmA&feature=related
                                          A dat in the Life
                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb_D6f6Cqo&feature=related

                                          and a fan spliced together Paul & Cheap Trick -Golden Slumbers
                                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38in3P9DWz4&feature=fvwrel

                                          Wow!

                                          I got the resulting album from that show a year or two ago...sounds even better when blasting through headphones

                                          Robin Zander -- among rock's most unsung vocalists.

                                          That DVD & cd are really great! It was a great show!

                                          (E has red carpet on right now.)

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