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.

Take It To The Limit: Eagles; Dave Mason; Etta James

Hello there!  This week our blog features a moving pop song, Take It To The Limit.  We will begin with the original version by The Eagles.  We will then include a cover from Dave Mason, and another cover by Etta … Continue reading

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Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen; Matt Tyler; cast of Glee

Hello there!  This week our blog features an exuberant rock ‘n roll song, Glory Days.  We will begin with the original version by Bruce Springsteen.  We will then include a cover from Matt Tyler, and another cover by the cast … Continue reading

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The ‘In’ Crowd: Dobie Gray; Ramsey Lewis Trio; The Mamas and the Papas

Hello there!  This week our blog features an interesting pop song, The “In” Crowd.  We will begin with the original version by Dobie Gray.  We will then include a cover from The Ramsey Lewis Trio, and another cover by The … Continue reading

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I’m Walkin’: Fats Domino; Ricky Nelson; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Hello there!  This week our blog features a great ‘roots rock’ tune, I’m Walkin’.  We will begin with the original version by Fats Domino.  We will then include a cover from Ricky Nelson, and another cover by Tom Petty.  Fats … Continue reading

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Mr. Bojangles: Jerry Jeff Walker, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sammy Davis Jr.

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Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Mr. Bojangles. This is a terrific country-rock song from the late 60s. We will start with the original version by singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff…

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Have You Ever Seen The Rain: Creedence Clearwater Revival; Willie & Paula Nelson; The Ramones

Hello there!  This week our blog features a great pop tune, Have You Ever Seen The Rain? We will begin with the original version by Creedence Clearwater Revival.  We will then include a cover from Willie Nelson and Paula Nelson, … Continue reading

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Gimme Some Lovin’: Spencer Davis Group; Ike & Tina Turner; the Blues Brothers

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Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Gimme Some Lovin’.  This is a terrific British Invasion R&B song.  We will start with the original version by the Spencer Davis Group. …

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Let It Be Me: Gilbert Becaud, The Everly Brothers, Jerry Butler & Betty Everett

Hello there!  This week our blog features a beautiful soul song, Let It Be Me. We will begin with the original version by Gilbert Becaud, titled Je t’Appartiens.  We will then include a cover from The Everly Brothers, and another … Continue reading

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You Really Got Me: The Kinks, Van Halen, Toots and the Maytals

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Hello there! This week we are re-printing a blog on the song You Really Got Me. We will start with the original version by The Kinks, then discuss covers of that song by…

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Pressure Drop: Toots & the Maytals; Gov’t Mule; Robert Palmer

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic reggae tune, Pressure Drop. We will begin with the original version by Toots & the Maytals. We will then include a cover from Gov’t Mule, and another cover by Robert Palmer. … Continue reading

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