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Say, I wonder if anyone ever cut out that cardboard moustache and wore it?
Thereby ruining the value of the old vinyl album packaging, which is a pretty good price today.
Bet someone did, lol!
Writing what I wrote again:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles was released June 1st, 1967 on the Parlophone label.
So 45 years and a few days ago.
Could that be true?
It doesn't seem right, I know time flies, but come!
For me, it has always been the Greatest Album Of All Time, coming into my life at just the right age, and what I would expect from The Greatest Group That Ever Existed!
Apparently I am not alone, (AGAIN) this year 2012, it placed at number one on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
Years ago I played it straight through by the Beatles on this show.
So, how would I commemorate this astonishing anniversary differently?
Here's what I am going to do. 
Re-create the complete album in the exact order, track by track, but by people OTHER than the Beatles!
These hand-picked selections obviously can't be from BEFORE 1967, so they will range from the 60's through the 2000's.
Not much more I can say about it, other than it may provide you with a new perspective, a new angle from which to view its relation to a very special time and its continued relevance today. 
That and I hope you enjoy the music!
This is Part Two.
And here's the link to that Part Two, at WLSO.FM:

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 10, 2012 at 12:27pm


That's right, they did.

So you weren't tripping on me, lol!

Good call,


Comment by Jon on June 9, 2012 at 4:14pm

Aerosmith was in the movie and they did a cover of "Come Together". DOn't know why, but it is what it is I guess.

Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 11:24pm

That Within You Without You was cool, right?
Tell you man, there aren't many versions of THAT song you can find, lol!
I liked the John Denver interpretation myself, had almost forgotten all about it.
And Jon suggested Cheap Trick, so I gave it a listen and liked that too.
Now that cover of A Day In The Life I think is brilliant.
As I told Jon, Jose Feliciano was the most ballsy- the Beatles played their own instruments joined by a 64-piece orchestra, and he did the song all by himself with an acoustic guitar.
And out there alone...LIVE!
The song version that was the most difficult for me to get, couldn't find it, gets the Golden Pell- proving I was onto something in picking it- it goes to Good Morning Good Morning by the Lolas.
Great choice...but!
Funny, I was undecided almost down to the wire between Jose and a Canadian band I love called Lighthouse, who do a great version of A Day In The Life.
There's is longer, so by picking Feliciano I had some time left.
And bingo, the light went on, and closing with Johnny Rivers seemed the perfect way to go.
Not long ago I played that for the sound effects in the Rain series I did, so sharp mind and ears on your part.
Thanks for the listen and writing, glad you enjoyed it,

Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 11:02pm
Don't know what you have against Gomez, lol!
You thought the Beatles sucked when you were young?
And you saw that movie TWICE?
You do live in your own little world, don't you, LOL?
Glad you somewhat came to your senses and appreciate what they did on only 4-track recordings from Revolver on, but Rubber Soul is where you should really start.
I actually thought of you when I chose Cheap Trick.
Frankly, I thought Jose Feliciano with A Day In The Life was the most ballsy- the Beatles played their own instruments joined by a 64-piece orchestra, and he did the song all by himself with an acoustic guitar.
And out there alone...LIVE!
Brilliant version.
Aerosmith's version of "Come Together"? HUH?
You can see now!
You SEE...hahahahahahahaha!
You are some character!
Thanks as always for the laugh,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 8, 2012 at 11:10am

Closing it out very nicely.  I thought that Within You Without You song was gonna take the Pell, but not so fast.


I liked the John Denver tune, believe it or not, and you can never, ever go wrong with Cheap Trick.  I was wondering if you were gonna play something from that album.  I bought it, but I have never listened to it.  Just haven't gotten around to it.


The cover of A Day In The Life was really well done.  I liked it alot.  But I'm giving the Golden Pell to Good Morning Good Morning by the Lolas.  That's a very good little cover.


And how 'bout closing the show with Johnny Rivers?  Brilliant my friend.  I know you've played that somewhere before, and I remember commenting on the Sgt. Peppers lyric to you.  I just can't remember where or when.

Comment by Jon on June 7, 2012 at 5:07pm

And more from the movie! And Cheap Trick! And more. All in all this was a great listen (except Gomez of course). I never heard this album on vinyl, thought the Beatles sucked when I was young. Now however, I really like their stuff from "Revolver" until the end as well as a few from "Rubber Soul". Before that though, I just can't deal with it. 

I've actually seen that movie twice........

Too bad you didn't include Aerosmith's verion of "Come Toghether". That's actually a pretty good version. Oh wait...that wasn't on the album. I see now. I SEE!


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