The Beatles Covers

(aired 10/15/10)beatles
It would’ve been John Lennon’s 70th birthday last Saturday, October 9th,  if he hadn’t been killed in 1980. To celebrate his peaceful identity and musical gifts, this week’s show focuses on songs by The Beatles — highlighting covers done by other artists. Did you ever know how many amazing versions exist? Happy birthday, John!

  1. Happy Birthday – The Beatles [suggested by Lynn Gates]
  2. Instant Karma – John Lennon
  3. A Day In The Life – Big Daddy [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  4. Across The Universe – Fiona Apple
  5. I Want To Hold Your Hand – Al Green [suggested by Carrie Bader, Wayne Zinkand]
  6. Strawberry Fields Forever – Ben Harper [suggested by Jessica Mongolo]
  7. clips: Eleanor Rigby – Godhead, Four Tops [suggested by Wayne Zinkand], London Symphonic Orchestra
  8. Eleanor Rigby – New Swingle Singers [suggested by Stephan Krueger]
  9. Eleanor Rigby Medley – John Denver [suggested by Crystal Hannan], Aretha Franklin [suggested by Mark Mezadourian], Ray Charles [suggested by Ed Keller]
  10. She Said, She Said – The Black Keys [suggested by David Isser]
  11. For No One – Rickie Lee Jones
  12. Come Together – Aerosmith [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
  13. Can’t Buy Me Love – Peter Sellers [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  14. clip: She Loves You (The Irish Dentist) – Peter Sellers [suggested by Derek
  15. Aerosmith’s birthday message
  16. clips from the following songs:
    All Together Now
    – The Beatles
    All Together Now
    – The Muppets [suggested by Crystal Hannan]
    All My Loving
    – Chipmunks
    Love Me Do – The Brady Bunch [suggested by Ed Keller]
    Let It Be
    – Russian Sailor
    Eight Days A Week
    – Kristy Lee Cook
    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
    – William Shatner
    Hard Day’s Night
    – Mrs. Miller
    Within Without You
    – Firefall Acoustic
    – from Baby Road album
    – Hungarian Ventriloquist Choir
  17. Yesterday – Cello Submarine [suggested by Wayne Zinkand, Derek Keevil]
  18. Here Comes the Sun – Nina Simone [suggested by Daniel Dunbar]
  19. Helter Skelter (live) – U2 [suggested by Jonah McBride]
  20. Gotta Get You Into My Life – Earth, Wind and Fire [suggested by Ed Keller]
  21. Her Majesty – Chumbawamba [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  22. audio messages: Jeff Bridges, Cirque du Soleil, Jonas Brothers, Yoko Ono
  23. clip: Julia – John Lennon
  24. Julia – Sean Lennon
  25. Get Back – Ike & Tina Turner
  26. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away – Eddie Vedder [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  27. clips: Day Tripper – James Taylor, Cedar Lane Studio Orchestra, Drunk Cowboys, Colina Miralta Sambeat Trio, Kingston Reggae Players, Krafty Sleeves, Mae West, Otis Redding, Alternate Take, The Swingle Singers
  28. Day Tripper – Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon [suggested by Mark Mezadourian]
  29. Honeypie – The Pasadena Roof Orchestra [suggested by Derek Keevil]
  30. I’ve Just Seen a Face – Slow Runner
  31. I’ve Just Seen A Face – Jim Sturgess
  32. Sgt. Pepper’s (Reprise) – Easy Star All-Stars
  33. Imagine – John Lennon

Originally aired on KSKQ on October 15, 2010. Select the play button below to listen to the recorded show. (If the link isn’t visible, click on the show title at the top to refresh the page.)

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