4 March 2022 at 08.45 AM, over 100 European radio stations broadcasted "Give peace a chance" by John Lennon (1969).
The radio stations broadcasted this all at the same time to give listeners hope. It was even broadcasted in Ukraine.
The statement of John was recorded live in a hotelroom in Montreal Canada. During the seventies it had great impact on anti Vietnam-war protests.
Of course, "Give peace a chance" also has been covered.
Here you will find some more...
Louis Armstrong, 1970
Songs of the Beatles have been covered since 1963, and sometimes in huge numbers. Thousands of these Beatles covers can be found here, in selections of media lists, songs, or performing artists. All these items contain at least one Beatles Cover Version.
More than 50 years ago, November 26th 1970, Let It Be was released. It was to be the last Beatles (studio) album and it received mixed reviews. Especially Phil Spector's production work was not to everyone's liking. The heavy orchestration was seen as overkill.
Still, singles like "Let It Be", "Get Back" and "The Long and Winding Road" became hits.
The selection of tributes shows that it was not only just the Beatles' music that had influence on other artists. The Beatles' album sleeve art had huge impact and still is an object for parodies.
Starting in 1963 there is a quick growing number of cover songs of Beatles songs. At first there are the translations,
released in the language of the musicians own country's language. But soon we also see covers in genres like Jazz, Soul, Classical, Humor etc.
It all meant a wider view on the melodies and texts of Beatles songs. These releases also added to the impact of Beatlemania.
8327 Unique Cover Versions
2801 Artists (covering Beatles songs)
1617 Items with Beatles Cover Versions
The statistics pages give an idea about how the covering of Beatles's songs changed over the time. What songs are popular and in which year a certain song is more covered than others. And yes, the amount of Beatles cover versions seems to be endless.