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.

Just One Look: Doris Troy; The Hollies; Linda Ronstadt.

Hello there!  This week our blog features the powerful pop song Just One Look.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Doris Troy.  We will then include a cover by The Hollies, and finally a version … Continue reading

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Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad: Meat Loaf; Bonnie Tyler; Todd Rundgren

Hello there!  This week our blog features the operatic pop song, Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Meat Loaf.  We will then include a cover by Bonnie Tyler, and … Continue reading

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Needles and Pins: Jackie DeShannon; The Searchers; Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers featuring Stevie Nicks

Hello there!  This week our blog features the pop song, Needles and Pins.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Jackie DeShannon.  We will then include a cover by The Searchers, and finally a version by … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood: Nina Simone; The Animals; Santa Esmeralda

Hello there!  This week our blog features the song, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Nina Simone.  We will then include a cover by The Animals, and finally a version … Continue reading

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(What A) Wonderful World: Sam Cooke; Herman’s Hermits; James Taylor, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel

Hello there!  This week our blog features an infectious pop song, Wonderful World.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Sam Cooke.  We will then include a cover by Herman’s Hermits, and finally a version by … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry Baby: The Beach Boys: The Everly Brothers & the Beach Boys; Billy Joel

Hello there!  This week our blog features a beautiful pop song, Don’t Worry Baby.  We will begin with the original version of this song by The Beach Boys.  We will then include a cover by the Everly Brothers and the … Continue reading

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Foggy Mountain Breakdown: Flatt & Scruggs: Steve Martin & friends; Carl Jackson & Glen Campbell

Hello there!  This week we depart from our normal fare, where we look at rock music from the 50s to the 70s.  Today our blog features an epic bluegrass song, Foggy Mountain Breakdown.  We will begin with the original version … Continue reading

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Silver Threads and Golden Needles: The Springfields; Linda Ronstadt; Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton & Tammy Wynette

Hello there!  This week our blog features an early folk-rock song, Silver Threads and Golden Needles.  We will begin with an early version of this song by The Springfields.  We will then include a cover by Linda Ronstadt, and finally … Continue reading

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Midnight Train To Georgia: Jim Weatherly; Gladys Knight & the Pips; Joss Stone.

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Hello there! This week we are re-posting our blog about the soul song, Midnight Train To Georgia. We will first discuss the original by Jim Weatherly, a country song called Midnight Plane To…

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Keep A Knockin’ (But You Can’t Come In): “Boodle It” Wiggins; Louis Jordan; Little Richard

Hello there!  This week our blog features one of the great ‘roots’ rocking songs, Keep A Knockin’ (But You Can’t Come In).  We will begin with a very early boogie-woogie tune by “Boodle It” Wiggins.  We will then include a … Continue reading

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