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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
11 April 2013
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I always thought this version of Dave Grohl doing Band on the Run at the White House was quite excellent!  a-hard-days-night-john-1

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

11 April 2013
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^^ My favorite moment of the evening was Corinne Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock doing "Blackbird." I also liked Jack White's segueway from "Mother Nature's Son" into "That Would Be Something."

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14 April 2013
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Another cover that's not the best, but it's my cover of "I Saw Her Standing There"...

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21 April 2013
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Laurence Juber, of Wings fame, was on Breakfast with the Beatles, and he played a couple of covers, including "Yesterday." Really liked his style, sort of classical guitarish. I put it on my wishlist.

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4 August 2013
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A good version of Eleanor Rigby

31 August 2013
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Miles Kane - Hey Bulldog:

The Strypes - Come Together:

Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.
3 November 2013
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For some odd reason I kind of like John Farnham's slower version of Help.

4 November 2013
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trcanberra said
For some odd reason I kind of like John Farnham's slower version of Help.

I've always had a soft spot for Deep Purple's version from their first album...

 

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21 January 2014
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Came across this 1977 video of various singers of the day doing a medley of Beatles songs -- Paul Williams, Anthony Newley, Tony Randall, Bernadette Peters, Mel Tillis, Diahann Carroll, and... the best for last, for the finale, at approximately 6:30, Ray Charles doing "Let It Be".  While the others are a tad schmaltzy, Ray Charles naturally lifts it to a higher level:

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26 January 2014
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Is this supposed to be specific discussion on this video or general Beatles cover discussion?  I'd imagine that this site would have a general covers thread, but I couldn't find one after a few minutes of searching.  I've been gone from this site a long time, so I don't remember if we had one.

Anyhow, if my latter guess is correct, this is a pretty good song-by-song cover of the Meet The Beatles album:

 

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26 January 2014
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Any Beatles covers by other musicians.  

There is a worst covers for the bad ones.

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26 January 2014
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Ooh... I could have real fun with this thread, then. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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26 January 2014
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Necko said
Ooh... I could have real fun with this thread, then. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Go for it.

There could be another thread for Beatles covers but i couldn't find it, i'd be surprised if there wasn't to be honest. If there is a mod can always merge them together.

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26 January 2014
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This is my favourite Beatles' cover:

 

 

And as a sidebar here's a little snippet of Siouxsie & Yoko jamming out to 'Walking On Thin Ice' on stage in 2013:

 

 

Say what you will about Yoko but it's heartwarming to see a woman in her 80's up there having so much fun, John's up there smiling somewhere...:-)

 

 

 

 

26 January 2014
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I've always liked this one:

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26 January 2014
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Good stuff so far. I love Johnny Cash's version of In My Life... he had a lot of superb covers on American IV. Also Yoko + Siouxsie was great! I'll toss in one of my favorite covers ever- The Breeders covering "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"

 

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26 January 2014
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Great thread, had never heard the Johnny Cash one, love it!

And good to hear the one by Siouxsie again. I had to stop the one with Yoko after about half a minute though. Horrible.

27 January 2014
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Slight break of rules here, but here's a solo Beatle cover of a Beatles song.  It's Ringo, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Joe Walsh, and Jim Keltner doing "I Call Your Name."  Ringo's voice suits the song really well.

 

Another slight rule break, but here's the Foo Fighters doing a Paul & Wings song.

 

Just so I actually follow the rules at least once in this post, here's one more: The Jimi Hendrix version of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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27 January 2014
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A storming version of Day Tripper recorded for BBC Radio One's Top Gear on 15 December 1967. For many years it was rumoured that John provided the backing vocal. He doesn't. Easily one of the greatest covers of a Beatles song ever. Easily in my Top 5.

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27 January 2014
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Nice one, mja! There might be better versions of this but here's a really mellow jam-ful version of Dear Prudence by the Jerry Garcia band...

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