Author Archives: Tim Londergan

About Tim Londergan

Tim Londergan is professor emeritus of theoretical physics at Indiana University-Bloomington. He studies the properties of the quarks and gluons that form the internal structure of protons and neutrons. He also writes a blog "Tim's Cover Story" that compares covers of important songs in rock music history. From 2002 to 2018, he and his wife shared their college-town experiences with two delightful cats, siblings Lewis and Clark, who enormously enriched their lives. Together with his colleague Steven Vigdor, Tim is co-author of a blog "Debunking Denial," that discusses the difference between skepticism and denial as manifested in various current issues. He is also co-founder of "Concerned Scientists of Indiana University," a group that supports evidence-based science, funding for science research, and policies based on the best available scientific information. His hobbies include tennis and ornithology, and he is a life-long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team.

Sunshine Of Your Love: Cream; Jimi Hendrix Experience; Kofi Baker, Steve Fekete & Dan Rothchild

Hello there! This week our blog features a great blues rocker, Sunshine of Your Love. We will first discuss the original version by Cream. Next, we will review a cover by Jimi Hendrix and then a version by Kofi Baker, … Continue reading

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Sitting In Limbo: Jimmy Cliff; The Jerry Garcia Band; The Neville Brothers.

Hello there! This week our blog features a reggae tune from the early 70s called Sitting In Limbo. We will first discuss the original version by Jimmy Cliff. Next, then we will review a cover by The Jerry Garcia Band … Continue reading

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Fun, Fun, Fun: The Beach Boys; Carpenters; Status Quo.

Hello there! This week our blog features a ‘surf rock’ tune, Fun, Fun, Fun. We will first discuss the original version by The Beach Boys. Next, we will review a cover by Carpenters, and finally one by Status Quo. The … Continue reading

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I Love Rock ‘n Roll: Arrows; Joan Jett & the Blackhearts; Weird Al Yankovic

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic hard-rock anthem, I Love Rock ‘n Roll. We will first discuss the original version by The Arrows. Next, we will review a cover by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, and finally … Continue reading

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Go Your Own Way: Fleetwood Mac; The Cranberries; NOFX.

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific 70s pop song, Go Your Own Way. We will first discuss the original version by Fleetwood Mac. Next, we will review a cover by The Cranberries and then a cover by … Continue reading

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Everytime You Go Away: Hall & Oates; Paul Young; Clay Aiken.

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific “blue-eyed soul” pop song, Everytime You Go Away. We will first discuss the original version by Hall & Oates. Next, we will review a cover by Paul Young and then one … Continue reading

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Memphis, Tennessee: Chuck Berry; Johnny Rivers; Jerry Lee Lewis

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic 50s rock ‘n roll tune, Memphis, Tennessee. We will first discuss the original version by Chuck Berry. Next, we will review a cover by Johnny Rivers and then one by Jerry … Continue reading

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