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.

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.

Originally posted on Tim's Cover Story:
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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I Can See Clearly Now: Johnny Nash; Sonny & Cher; Bobby McFerrin

Hello there!  This week our blog features a great uplifting reggae song, I Can See Clearly Now.  We will begin with the original version by Johnny Nash.  We will then include a cover from Sonny & Cher, and another cover … Continue reading

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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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