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Songs With Beatles References (Beatles mentioned in others' songs)
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8 February 2017
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I posted this in the Beatley Moments thread earlier.

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In French lesson today, we had to listen to and write down the missing lyrics to to the song Cette année-là by Claude François (a French cover of December, 1963 by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, except this version is about 1962). I was happy when I got the lyric sheet to fill in to see that The Beatles are mentioned in the song.

https://youtu.be/67Wcl47wLCY

 

 "Les Beatles étaient quatre garçons dans le vent" which roughly translates to "The Beatles were four boys in the wind".

 Apologies to those who already saw the original post.

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I really like this cover of the Chuck Berry song I'm Talking About You by a group called Barry And The Remains. I read that they once opened for The Beatles sometime.

http://tempfile.ru/download/9b.....eec5c30624

At the very end of the song on this alternative version, one of the members shouts "RINGO STARR CAN'T PLAY THIS DRUM!" 

(Aw, c'mon, guys a-hard-days-night-ringo-14)

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
...a group called Barry And The Remains. I read that they once opened for The Beatles sometime.

Yep. From Wiki:

In 1966 came the opportunity which might have broken the band nationally, but proved instead to be their last hurrah: they were offered a three-week stint as an opening act for the Beatles, on what would turn out to be the fab four's final tour. Immediately before the tour, drummer Chip Damiani quit the band, to be replaced by future Mountain drummer N.D. Smart. Said Tashian in a 2012 interview: "We had always been the four of us and we’d played hundreds and hundreds of gigs as the four of us and all of a sudden this big tour comes up and boom! We have to play it with a new drummer who didn’t have the same feel that Chip had. I mean he was a fine drummer but it wasn’t the same band. I just felt like the flame was burning down without our original drummer."

The band broke up in late 1966, and Epic released their self-titled debut album to little fanfare.

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x-posting from here

Willie Nile recorded this song after he heard about John Lennon 's death.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIrkvkICAUY

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31 March 2017
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I don't know if this one has been mentioned, but "Never Been to Spain" by Three Dog Night (covered by Elvis Presley) has a line that goes "I've never been to England, but I kind of like The Beatles."

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I hear I Wanna Be Your Man  in the music of this 1965 Bo Diddley track:

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Although i hate this song, Black Beatles has a couple of Beatles references in it.

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Were the Clash anti Beatles? Because if so, then my interpretation of Sandinista as their White Album might be off a little.

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No, @QuarryMan. They merely joined in with the attitude of the times of punks vs. hippies. Mick Jones was a huge Beatles fan, while Joe Strummer, also a huge Beatles fan, would often step up to the mike after live performances of 1977, with its "No Elvis, Beatles or Rolling Stones in 1977" line, and say, "But John Lennon 's alright."

They disliked Paul, who at the time was considered a rock dinosaur, but The Beatles were loved as a group, and John, in particular, got very little criticism from the punk movement. The Sex Pistols were probably the only group who were publicly vehemently anti-Beatles, kicking Glen Matlock out because he was too much of a Beatles fan. But even that was later understood as an attempt to get publicity by spouting views they didn't believe.

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Since the Beatles basically invented punk with Taxman , it seems quite funny how much they all hated them. 

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I wouldn't say that punk musicians hated The Beatles, i think saying that they pretended to hate them would be better. Also, i think Helter Skelter is more punk than Taxman .

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Don't think this has cropped up so far. The Happy Mondays first album, Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile (White Out), had to be pulled and pulped after Michael Jackson (then-owner of Northern Songs) started legal action against them over this track:

It was replaced on the second release with 24 Hour Party People.

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(@sir walter raleigh knows this group I'm talking about)  There's a cool little reference to a certain Harrisong within this song by The Flame at  2:13.

https://youtu.be/ID59O92KQbU

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The only song I could think of that hasn't already been mentioned is Heart Songs by Weezer. The lyric is "Abba, Devo, Benatar were there the day John Lennon died."  

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I thought of another that's not up there. In Trance by Scorpions. 

 

I feel so sad I'm feeling down
On the radio the music plays
I'm in love with her and I feel fine 
I close my eyes
I think today is getting better with a sip of wine
And I can stand it for a while

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I'm not sure if it a coincidence but in Hash Pipe by Weezer there is a lyric that goes "I can't help my feelings I go out of my mind" which is also a lyric in You Can't Do That .

I know I have posted about Weezer twice in this thread but they have both come to me at separate times.

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Chuck Berry's Festival, recorded in January 1971 for the album San Francisco Dues. Given just how many names it drops, it would be surprising if the Beatles weren't in there somewhere (at around the 2:41 mark):

Having a nationwide festival for fourteen days and nights
Ah, there's fifty-four bands on a river boat spot in the lights
Hundreds of vans and tents all on the banks of the Ohio
Bandstands floating from Paducah to Cairo
Be over a million freaks there digging the sights

There's so many beautiful people be there to love and cheer
Some of the greatest guitar playing in the western hemisphere
Got the Who, the Band — from across the north border, Canned Heat
The Fifth Dimension, Creedence Clearwater
Oh, brother Hendrix, sister Joplin, we wish you were here

Early in the morning Johnny Cash and old Elvis got loose
By noon, Vanilla Fudge and the Woolies start paying their dues
All evening Ike Turner and Aretha right on with the Drifters
And the Coasters in the Loading Zone
All night Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters in a battling mood

Oh, what a beautiful show, was sitting right up under the microphone
Digging the Grateful Dead, Little Richard and the Rolling Stones
Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin and the Everly Brothers
Bad Bo Diddley and the Beatles and some others
Everybody laying back and freaking out all week long

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U2's cover of Helter Skelter (Bono says "this is a song that Charles Manson stole from the Beatles. We're stealing it back")

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Afraid that doesn't count, @Father McKenzie (or is it @Father_Mckenzie, I didn't realise we had two!), as the mention is meant to be within the song, and not in a spoken intro.

Rather like this by Back Pack, John Lennon Is Watching Me & You (cautionary note, while recommending the song, at around the 3:00 mark in the video the photo of John in the morgue pops up, so close your eyes for a couple of seconds there should you wish to avoid, but still an interesting song):

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