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.

Sharp Dressed Man: ZZ Top; Brad Paisley; Nickelback

Hello there!  This week our blog features a hard-driving Texas blues song, Sharp Dressed Man.  We will begin with the original version of this song by ZZ Top.  We will then include a cover by Brad Paisley, and finally a … Continue reading

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Honky Tonk Women: The Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts); Ike & Tina Turner; Joe Cocker

We are writing this post with a heavy heart.  Charlie Watts, the only drummer the Rolling Stones ever had, has passed away at age 80.  In Watts’ honor, we will re-use one of our earlier posts, but concentrate on the … Continue reading

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Do You Love Me: The Contours; The Dave Clark Five; Bootsy Collins & the Funk Brothers

Hello there!  This week our blog features a rocking R&B song, Do You Love Me.  We will begin with the original version of this song by The Contours.  We will then include a cover by the Dave Clark Five, and … Continue reading

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I’m Into Something Good: Earl-Jean; Herman’s Hermits; Brian Wilson & Carole King

Hello there!  This week our blog features an effervescent pop song, I’m Into Something Good.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Earl-Jean.  We will then include a cover by Herman’s Hermits, and finally a version … Continue reading

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Love Potion Number 9: The Clovers; The Searchers; The Coasters

Hello there!  This week our blog features an enjoyable doo-wop song, Love Potion Number 9.  We will begin with the original version of this song by The Clovers.  We will then include a cover by The Searchers, and finally a … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Love: The Everly Brothers; Simon & Garfunkel; George Harrison

Hello there!  This week our blog features the great country-rock song, Bye Bye Love.  We will begin with the original version of this song by The Everly Brothers.  We will then include a cover by Simon and Garfunkel, and finally … Continue reading

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You Never Can Tell: Chuck Berry; Bob Seger; Bruce Springsteen

Hello there! This week’s blog entry is You Never Can Tell. This is a great rock ‘n roll tune by Chuck Berry, and is part of our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. We will review Chuck Berry’s … Continue reading

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Crazy Love: Poco; John & Audrey Wiggins; Jars of Clay.

Hello there!  This week our blog features the country-rock song, Crazy Love.  We will begin with the original version of this song by Poco.  We will then include a cover by John & Audrey Wiggins, and finally a version by … Continue reading

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Stagger Lee: Ma Rainey; Mississippi John Hurt; Lloyd Price

Hello there!  This week our blog features the song, Stagger Lee, a folk tale with a long history.  We will begin with one of the first vocal versions of this song by Ma Rainey.  We will then include a cover … Continue reading

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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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