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.

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

Originally posted on Tim's Cover Story:
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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Suite: Judy Blue Eyes: Crosby, Stills & Nash; Newport Folk Festival 2019; Dread Zeppelin

Hello there! This week our blog features a superb pop song, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. We will begin with the original version by Crosby, Stills & Nash. We will then include a cover from the 2019 Newport Folk Festival and … Continue reading

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In My Life: The Beatles; Judy Collins; Crosby, Stills & Nash

Hello there! This week our blog features an absolutely beautiful song, In My Life. We will begin with the original version by The Beatles. Next, we will review a cover by Judy Collins, and finally a cover by Crosby, Stills … Continue reading

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Carol: Chuck Berry; The Rolling Stones; Johnny Hallyday

Hello there! This week our blog features a rock ‘n roll song from the 50s, Carol. We will begin with the original version by Chuck Berry. Next, we will review a cover by The Rolling Stones, and finally a cover … Continue reading

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Hot Rod Lincoln: Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen; Asleep At The Wheel; Bill Kirchen & Redd Volkaert

Hello there! This week our blog features an country-rock song, Hot Rod Lincoln. We will begin with a version by Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. Next, we will review a cover by Asleep At The Wheel, and finally … Continue reading

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The Wabash Cannonball: The Carter Family; Roy Acuff; Glen Campbell

Hello there! This week our blog features an old country classic, The Wabash Cannonball. We will begin with an early recorded version by The Carter Family. Next, we will review a cover by Roy Acuff, and finally a cover by … Continue reading

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I Can’t Stop Loving You: Don Gibson; Ray Charles; Van Morrison

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific tune, I Can’t Stop Loving You. We will begin with the original, a country song by Don Gibson. Next, we will review an R&B cover by Ray Charles, and finally a … Continue reading

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Sam Cooke; Al Green; Beyonce

Hello there! On May 1, 2017 we published this post on the Sam Cooke anthem A Change Is Gonna Come. However, the murder of George Floyd, the vigilante killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and the senseless shooting of Rayshard Brooks have … Continue reading

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Good Golly Miss Molly: Little Richard; Jerry Lee Lewis; Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels

Hello there! This week our blog features one of the great ‘roots’ rock ‘n roll songs, Good Golly, Miss Molly. We will begin with the original by Little Richard. Next, we will review a cover by Jerry Lee Lewis, and … Continue reading

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