Tag Archives: John Lennon

Ticket To Ride: The Beatles; Vanilla Fudge; Carpenters.

Hello there! This week we will resume our series Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies, where we review a song that was featured in a film. This week’s blog entry is Ticket To Ride. This is a great pop … Continue reading

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Imagine: John Lennon; David Bowie; Neil Young

Hello there! Our song this week is Imagine. It is hard for me to ‘imagine’ a more powerful or moving tune. We will review the original by John Lennon. We will then discuss a cover version by David Bowie, and … Continue reading

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Rock Island Line: Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan, and John Lennon

Hello there!  In this week’s blog we consider the song Rock Island Line.  This is originally a folk-blues song that was later converted to a British folk-pop song.  We will start with a version by Leadbelly, and then discuss covers … Continue reading

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Many Rivers to Cross: Jimmy Cliff, Joe Cocker, Nilsson

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Many Rivers To Cross. This is a powerful, heartbreaking soul song. We will start with the original by Jimmy Cliff, and then discuss covers of that song by Joe Cocker, … Continue reading

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I Got a Woman: Ray Charles, the Beatles, John Mayer

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider I Got a Woman, one of the greatest soul music songs from the 50s. We will review the original version by Ray Charles, and covers of that song by The Beatles and … Continue reading

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Twist and Shout: The Top Notes; The Isley Brothers; The Beatles

Hello there! In this week’s blog we consider the song Twist and Shout. This is one of the great R&B/rock songs of the 60s. Most people know that the Beatles covered the Isley Brothers’ version of this song. However, very … Continue reading

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: The Beatles, Elton John and William Shatner

Hello there! This week’s post will review the great Beatles tune Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. This is one of the most memorable songs from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album, and it remains controversial even today. We will also … Continue reading

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