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Covering the Beatles

Today on Film Club of the Air , we talked about Across the Universe , Julie Taymor's new Beatles movie. Host Tom Fudge said that he couldn't think of any good Beatles covers, with the exception of Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends ."

Here's Soundgarden's take on "Come Together." There's also Franz Ferdinand doing "It Won't Be Long." I'm not saying these are necessarily "good," although I like the Soundgarden cover, but they are out there. I like Aretha Franklin's cover of "Let it Be." I haven't heard this from Tom Jones but am certainly curious. And I love Little Richard's version of "I Saw Her Standing There."

I also went in search of some Beatles cover bands to see what I could find. The results were slightly disturbing.


I pose the question to all of you... what are some good Beatles covers? Do you think it's especially difficult to cover The Beatles? Shout at me!