Most of the Beatles Cover Versions are not worth remembering. Only a small part of all releases
is really more then just another version of the same song.
From that small part only a portion shows an interpretation that sheds a new light on the song or provide us new insights into the meaning of the original song.
On these pages are some of my personal choices of wich I think they are changing our ideas and give us some extra's in terms of meaning or performance. Enjoy!
June 22 1973, as early as in 1973 this great live performance at The Midnight Special differs a lot to it's original. This version is heavy.
June 2022, Great combination of the sound of the band 'Muse' and 'Beatles'. Andre Antunes performs this all solo and in style of the band Muse and with imitation of Matt Bellamy's voice.
2020 - The soul of John Lennon is living in this performance.
December 28, 2015. Solo live performance of this superior Jan Rot Dutch translation.
Jan Rot has the name to be master translater, he translated Imagine in the same poetical feeling and meaning as the original. A beautiful translation that does real value to the original.
1984 - Paul McCartney sees this version as his favorite CoverVersion of 'Yesterday'. And I agree with that! Marvin's version is fresh and typically his own interpretation.
2021, december 5, Hoorn, The Netherlands. Guitarist and Streetperfomer Borja Catanesi performs on a dark, wet and sombre day. But this short piece of his live performance shows the funky and sympathetic skills of Borja. Impressing
Januari 15, 2020 - Live in Valencia. Again a street performance and not complete.
2019 - At a live performance Jack screams his head out in need for help to public and girlfriend Ellie.
Januari 2009 - As always, Annie uses her impressive guitar interpretation to take this song to another level. A real colorful and artistic performance, not to the exact notes but to the creative feeling.
April 2006 - A different take on both song and the Ukulele. Stunning performance.
2010 - A 70th Birthday tribute to John Lennon. Recorded and filmed for Amnesty International. Ozzy does a very impressive and touching tribute to his own hero.
December 1983. A moving tribute performance to remember the death of John, december 1980.
1965. At the time itself this was already an unusual and remarkable performance. Fuzz guitars and vocals that went through a Leslie speaker, strange effects indeed. A Dutch band and a small hit in The Netherlands
2009 - Live 'Back at Budokan'. Heavy rocking stuff. br>In 1964 this song was given away to Cilla Black and was released as single. That release became a hit
1970 - Soul with a pre Rap feeling. It gives me a big smile.
2011 - Released on a MOJO Magazine George Harrison tribute CD. This is sweet, but it struck me...
Produced by Peter Asher, from 'Peter & Gordon'. Did Peter do some of the backing vocals?
1967 - Sweet Flower Power version of this 1965 George Harrison song. This has its own feeling and meaning.
2020 - Live medley, enthousiastic transitions by a fresh new generation.
1970 - An early adaptation. Heavy and with its own arangement which is still intruiging.
1987 - A heavy and psychedelic trip to the 80's.
1993 - Live. Heavy and psychedelic all together. Beatles would be proud. This has a real intense feeling. Great!
1998 - A never officially released track. Bowie really does his own version.
June 3, 2002. Impressive is an understatement for Joe's interpretation. Joe made his own version already back in 1968 (Woodstock). This masterpiece performance dates from much much later but has it all. A Classic in many ways. (Queen's Golden Jubilee with Brian May, Phil Collins etc.