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.

This Land Is Your Land: Blind Willie Davis; The Carter Family; Woody Guthrie; Peter, Paul & Mary

Hello there! This week our blog features a folk anthem, This Land Is Your Land. We will first discuss predecessors to this melody from Blind Willie Davis and The Carter Family. Next, we will review Woody Guthrie’s timeless tune, and … Continue reading

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People Get Ready: The Impressions; Neville Brothers Band; Jeff Beck

Hello there! This week our blog features a beautiful gospel/soul tune, People Get Ready. We will first discuss the original version by The Impressions. Next, we will review a cover by The Neville Brothers, and finally a cover by Jeff … Continue reading

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Stuck In The Middle With You: Stealers Wheel; Jeff Healey Band; Larkin Poe

Hello there! This week our blog features a catchy pop tune from the 70s, Stuck In The Middle With You. We will first discuss the original version by Stealers Wheel. Next, we will review a cover by The Jeff Healey … Continue reading

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Boom Boom: John Lee Hooker; The Animals; Buddy Guy

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic R&B tune, Boom Boom. We will first discuss the original version by John Lee Hooker. Next, we will review a cover by The Animals, and finally a cover by Buddy Guy. … Continue reading

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No Woman, No Cry: Bob Marley & the Wailers; Joan Baez; Fugees.

Hello there! This week our blog features one of the greatest, if not the greatest, reggae songs — No Woman, No Cry. We will first discuss the original version by Bob Marley. Next, we will review a cover by Joan … Continue reading

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Down Under: Men At Work; Ringo Starr & his All-Starr Band; Pennywise

Hello there! This week our blog features an infectious pop tune, Down Under. We will first discuss the original version by Men At Work. Next, we will review a cover by Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, and finally a … Continue reading

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Working My Way Back To You: The Four Seasons; The Spinners; Boyzone

Hello there! This week our blog features a catchy pop tune, Working My Way Back To You. We will first discuss the original version by The Four Seasons. Next, we will review a cover by The Spinners and then a … Continue reading

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