Episode #58: In Which We Reflect Upon Those Boys from Liverpool

It wouldn’t be right to ignore the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America, and we always do the right thing. Here’s a program of artists of every stripe covering tunes that the Beatles sang first, liberally sprinkled with excerpts from The Beatles’ Story (a Capitol biography album from 1964). We liked this while we were making it, and we still like it, and you will too.

So yes, every once in a while we can do a “theme” show like everyone else. If we were too predictable you’d stop listening. But please stick around.

(0:00:00) The Beatles — How Beatlemania Began/Beatlemania in Action (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:01:40) Your DJs Speak
(0:04:21) The Hollyridge Strings — The Night Before
(0:07:00) Gary Puckett and the Union Gap — Lady Madonna
(0:09:15) The Beatles — John Lennon (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:10:33) Stephen Bennett — A Hard Day’s Night
(0:12:58) Björk — Álfur Út Úr Hól (The Fool on the Hill)
(0:16:12) Your DJs Speak
(0:19:59) Wolfgang Ruttkowski — The Long and Winding Road
(0:22:00) Wu-Tang Clan — Uzi (Pinky Ring) (from Wu-Tang vs The Beatles)
(0:26:38) The Beatles — George Harrison (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:27:49) Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas — Do You Want to Know a Secret?
(0:29:49) Vince Guaraldi and Bola Sete — I’m a Loser
(0:32:27) Your DJs Speak
(0:37:06) The Beatles — Paul McCartney (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:38:21) The Cyrkle — I’m Happy Just to Dance with You
(0:40:35) Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs — And Your Bird Can Sing
(0:42:42) Fiona Apple — Across the Universe
(0:46:46) The Langley Schools Music Project — The Long and Winding Road
(0:50:34) Your DJs Speak
(0:52:58) Charles River Valley Boys — I’ve Just Seen a Face
(0:55:38) Ella Fitzgerald — Can’t Buy Me Love
(0:58:17) The Beatles — “Victims” of Beatlemania (from The Beatles’ Story)
(0:59:26) Steve Earle and Allison Moorer — I Will
(1:01:22) She and Him — I Should Have Known Better
(1:04:59) Your DJs Speak
(1:07:48) The Beatles — Ringo Starr (from The Beatles’ Story)
(1:08:53) Lisbonne — Here Comes the Sun
(1:12:06) Minuscule Key — Hey Bulldog
(1:14:36) Bobbie Gentry — Here, There and Everywhere
(1:16:57) Girt from the Castle — Rocky Raccoon
(1:20:38) Harry Nilsson — You Can’t Do That (Beatles Medley)
(1:22:57) The Dillards — Yesterday
(1:24:01) Your DJs Speak
(1:28:57) The Beatles — Liverpool and all the World! (from The Beatles’ Story)