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.
To remember its release at 1969-01-17 in the UK
July 1968 Yellow Submarine, the animated Beatles movie, saw the light. Later, january 1969,
this was followed by a Beatles album with the same name. While the movie has many earlier released Beatles songs, the soundtrack album has
the four new songs, some older songs and instrumental filmscore music by George Martin.
Although the album was not very interesting, the film with it's colorfull Artwork inspired other artists to tribute on.
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.
Although the first Beatles single Love me do (october 5, 1962) has been covered in 1962,
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.
8389 Unique Cover Versions
2828 Artists (covering Beatles songs)
1623 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.