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James Leroy Wilson writes:

One very obscure band called the Rolling Stones recorded "I Wanna Be Your Man" before the Bealtes did. If it charted, it was probably only in the UK. It's available in the Rolling Stones Box Set Singles: the London Years. Several other acts made hits of earlier Beatles songs like "Please Mr. Postman" and "Twist and Shout." Oh, wait...Later on, Aerosmith had a good version of "I'm Down," I think from the Pump album. I've also heard Cheap Trick doing "Magical Mystery Tour" - I think it's on their greatest hits, indicating that Cheap Trick really didn't have too many hits. Not exactly obscure, but I'll throw it in. My all-time favorite cover is Stevie Wonder's "We Can Work It Out." If one was unfamiliar with the Beatles version one would think that Wonder composed it himself - he really makes it his own.

January 1, 1900 12:00 am ET
Jim Allsopp writes:

Elton John had a big hit with "Lucy in the Sky" (with a little help from John Lennon), Anne Murray had a hit with "You Won't See Me", and of course there's Joe Cocker's rendition of "She Came in Through the Bathroom Window" and "With a Little Help from My Friends". Old Blue Eyes also did "Something". Out of curiosity I did a search and found a list of Beatles covers. There are hundreds, many by groups from the '60s. Some of the more interesting ones include The Brady Bunch "Love Me Do", William Shatner "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", Mae West " Day Tripper", and Barbra Steisand "Honey Pie". Might have been more interesting if she did "Wild Honey Pie". Then again, maybe not. Oh, and didn't the Muppets do Octopus's Garden on Sesame Street? Jim

January 1, 1900 12:00 am ET

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