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The best Beatles covers (other musicians covering Beatles songs)
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Goshdarnitall, @Necko, you beat me to it. I saw that a few days ago and was going to post it. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

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This almost made it as Nasty's Chrimble song for this year...

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^That was a nice one! Through the other Christmas song you posted I discovered the weeklings and eventually this cover of It Won't Be Long :

The vocal performance is just stunning, in my opinion. For example, the very beginning sounds just like John, I mean literally like John! I just love this cover.a-hard-days-night-paul-7

Not once does the diversity seem forced -- the genius of the record is how the vaudevillian "When I'm 64" seems like a logical extension of "Within You Without You" and how it provides a gateway to the chiming guitars of "Lovely Rita. - Stephen T. Erlewine on Sgt Pepper's

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Dr. Pepper's Jaded Hearts Club Band - an impromptu band made up of, among others, Miles Kane (Last Shadow Puppets), Matthew Bellamy (Muse), Ilan Rubin (Nine Inch Nails), Sean Payne (Zutons), and Chris Chester (Jet ) - perform a Beatles set at the 40th birthday party of Jamie Davis at Pour Vous in Hollywood on 28 September:

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

Shame it's only extracts, and I'm definitely going to be keeping an eye out for the full unedited performance.

This appears to be the only song that's out there in full... so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L84TfHBm6bA

 

 

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I've yet to watch it but I've seen some excerpts.

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I always feel a little weird about posting in this thread, because my favorite Beatles covers are not objectively "the best," I'm sure. I guess I always feel odd about classifying music as "best" or "worst" because art is subjective by its very nature. 

Anyway, here's the late Pat DiNizio doing For No One

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This is a really nice full band cover of Long Long Long

https://youtu.be/mZL_dd1VpNA

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Sweet's version of Paperback Writer  from a BBC radio session:

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I appreciate them doing this, but in my oh so humble opinion, a cover should offer a different spin, rather than merely try to emulate/copy.

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Ooo, this is a real beauty! James Taylor performing With A Little Help From My Friends  on the BBC...

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Yes did a pretty good version of Every Little Thing

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American group Aqueous' jaw-dropping live 12-minute version of Strawberry Fields Forever . Pretty straight, though impressive, cover to begin with, before it develops into a long musical exploration of its themes:

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(a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Think you may like it, @Beatlebug.)

And here's another James Taylor, performing George's If I Needed Someone  in Syracuse on 6 February 1970:

And, just so it's here, so people don't have to hunt it out, here's @TheWalrusWasBrian pick of Yes' recording of Every Little Thing :

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These two guys are performers in the subways of New York City. They are pretty damn good. The name of their group is Blac Rabbit. Here they are doing All My Loving and Love Me Do

 

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Joe Cocker's first single from September 1964. Jimmy Page on guitar. He was signed to Decca by the infamous Dick Rowe, who suggested this cover.

They paid me ten shillings for that. The session men were [Big] Jim Sullivan and Little Jimmy Page, and they got paid more than me! When I formed The Grease Band with my mate Chris Stainton I asked Jimmy if he fancied joining us but he said, "Y'know, I think I've got something else in the pipeline I wanna do."

The single was the only one released by Decca, though Joe would go on to have a success or two with Beatles covers a few years later...

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Necko said, 11/18/17 
Vika Yermolyeva (vkgoeswild) is an immensely talented YouTuber who I've previously drooled over on this forum.  She plays piano covers, usually of hard rock and heavy metal songs.  I cannot speak highly enough of her.  Here she is playing Eleanor Rigby .

I can't plug her enough, so here's another Beatles cover she posted about a week ago.

 

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

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Joe Cocker's first single from September 1964. Jimmy Page on guitar. He was signed to Decca by the infamous Dick Rowe, who suggested this cover.

Although I think his cover of With A Little Help From My Friends is a bit overrated (well on the other hand, that was one of the significant moments of Woodstock), I stumbled across Joe Cocker's cover of She Came In Through The Bathroom Window just now and I really like it!

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One of my favourite YouTubers (incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, mostly does Pink Floyd) just posted this yesterday.

I haven't heard that song in forever because my CD is damaged paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney but this cover is really close to the original (which I have engraved in my DNA anyway a-hard-days-night-john-6). He's no Macca, but he knows his vocal limitations and works around them well. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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