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ELO- Roll Over Beethoven!!!!!!!
Youtube ^ | 3/16/2012 | Krankor

Posted on 03/16/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT by Krankor

I love this song- especially Lynne's riff at the beginning!


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Almost 40 years old (is that possible?) and still the best cover for Roll Over Beethoven!
1 posted on 03/16/2012 8:31:01 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor

Reminds me of a bad acid trip, man..


2 posted on 03/16/2012 8:35:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Krankor

The Japanese subtitles certainly make it easier to follow along ;) :)

(I was listening to Traffic’s “John Barleycorn” and “Freedom Rider” today and thinking the same thing about how great music stands the test of time).


3 posted on 03/16/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Spoiler Alert! The secret to Terra Nova: THEY ARE ALL DEAD!!!)
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To: Krankor

Not only best cover, better than the original.

ELO is one of the most underrated groups ever.

Jeff Lynne has a Jerry Lee Lewis lilt in his voice on this song.


4 posted on 03/16/2012 8:39:17 PM PDT by Mustang Driver
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To: Krankor

Jeff Lynne and ELO is probably the best band ever.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 8:40:46 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Krankor

Jeff Lynne and ELO is probably the best band ever.


6 posted on 03/16/2012 8:41:02 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Krankor

Awesome. Thanks for sharing. ELO! EMPHATIC LYNNE OVERKILL! Yessss!


7 posted on 03/16/2012 8:43:04 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("The time for action is past! Now is the time for senseless bickering!" -- Ashleigh Brilliant)
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To: Krankor

The Beatles version is very good.


8 posted on 03/16/2012 8:43:21 PM PDT by U-238
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To: freedumb2003

I remember when “Glad” was played as the lead in to Channel 2 news in central Florida in the early 70’s.


9 posted on 03/16/2012 8:45:22 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Mustang Driver
Not only best cover, better than the original.

I saw the original, Chuck Berry, in person at the Roxy on Sunset Strip in the '70s. It was excellent, but no, there was no "orchestra." Lennon, Lynne and all of us owe Chuck a great debt of gratitude. As George Thorogood always says, "Johnny B. Goode is THE rock n roll 'national anthem!' "

10 posted on 03/16/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("The boisterous sea of liberty indeed is never without a wave." --Thomas Jefferson to Lafayette,1820)
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To: U-238
I loved ELO “back in the day”, still do. I played both the violin and cello in school and ELO made it (sorta) cool. I remember teaching myself to play this one and wanting a blue violin ; ) ,

Can't Get It Out Of My Head

And this is a great ELO song too.

Evil Woman

11 posted on 03/16/2012 8:53:32 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: Krankor

I was in a retro mood tonight, listening to some Axe, UFO and Uriah Heep. Love ELO too, especially need her love, mr. Blue sky and don’t bring me down. Good bands all.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 8:54:41 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: Krankor
Here's my favorite version:

Roll Over, Beethoven--The Four Chaps, 1956

13 posted on 03/16/2012 8:54:47 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Krankor

Sorry, Uriah Heep had a better version, IMO. :D


14 posted on 03/16/2012 8:55:55 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: MD Expat in PA

Side Three of “Out of the Blue”, that’s all I’m gonna say.


15 posted on 03/16/2012 8:57:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

“Don’t Bring Me Down” and “Rock and Roll is King” is my favorites


16 posted on 03/16/2012 8:59:41 PM PDT by U-238
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To: Krankor

I lasted 1:16.

When it comes to covers I look for added value. This is what the Stones did to Chuck Berry (and others), and when they couldn’t, they didn’t release the track.

I was listening to... Ann Murray’s Country Croonin’ album on Spotify the other night and was amazed by the originality of her interpretations of all those standards. Added value, baby!


17 posted on 03/16/2012 9:00:55 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Fiji Hill

That’s a real good one.


18 posted on 03/16/2012 9:04:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: U-238

Are ELO related to The Move?


19 posted on 03/16/2012 9:08:39 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Krankor

Gene Vincent: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wHG8U0fa1Q


20 posted on 03/16/2012 9:10:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I think that he was apart of that band in the early 1970s


21 posted on 03/16/2012 9:11:14 PM PDT by U-238
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To: dfwgator
Side Three of “Out of the Blue”, that’s all I’m gonna say.

Ah. And yes, the 70’s when even all the white guys even the English ones sported big giant Afros. LOL!

Good song though.

Mr.Blue Sky

22 posted on 03/16/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: Krankor

Oh, my, you really started sumpin’!

Leon Russell (IN 1964!):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUc9W7K-mi0


23 posted on 03/16/2012 9:13:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Krankor

Lee Roy Parnell: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tw7GRCT5ttg


24 posted on 03/16/2012 9:20:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: InvisibleChurch
Are ELO related to The Move?

The Move transformed into ELO. Lynne, who was second banana to Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, the drummer, moved onto ELO. Roy Wood dropped out shortly after they became ELO. "Do Ya" was Lynne's big song with The Move that ELO later covered.

25 posted on 03/16/2012 9:21:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Krankor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq5_pEO8a8U


26 posted on 03/16/2012 9:24:29 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Krankor

Little Richard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taKqFV9m8qQ


27 posted on 03/16/2012 9:25:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Krankor

... and who can forget Eddie Meduza: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XO9o8hx_tY


28 posted on 03/16/2012 9:33:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MD Expat in PA

And you know you’re good when Randy Newman writes a tribute song:

The Story of a Rock and Roll Band

They were six fine English boys
Who knew each other in Birmingham
They bought a drum and guitar
Started a rock-roll band
And Johnny played little violin
And Bobby Joe played the big violin
The one that stands on the floor
They were all in the rock-roll band
Their first song sounded like this
Please get me a witness
Please get me a witness
Right off, they needed a name
Someone said, “How ‘bout the Renegades ?”
Johnny said, “Well I don’t know.
I prefer E.L.O.” I love their “Mr. Blue Skies”
Almost my favorite is “Turn to Stone”
And how ‘bout “Telephone Line”?
I love that E.L.O.


29 posted on 03/16/2012 9:36:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Krankor

The Johnson Brothers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E3oq6VFaH8


30 posted on 03/16/2012 9:45:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I see. Thank you.


31 posted on 03/16/2012 9:47:36 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( go in peace , serve the Lord)
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To: Krankor
How about the cellist.

Killed driving his van by a rolling hay bale.

32 posted on 03/16/2012 9:48:00 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: Krankor

Helene Dixon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF4URZ1Nt40


33 posted on 03/16/2012 9:59:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Krankor

Ryszardy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7yrm5feJX8


34 posted on 03/16/2012 10:00:06 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Krankor

Screaming Lord Sutch & Savages: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_QSwnasoFc


35 posted on 03/16/2012 10:04:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Krankor

Donna Lynn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIlSfrIRkUw

Margaret Lewis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQNYFlXNTgY

(Who says the ELO version is the best now?!)


36 posted on 03/16/2012 10:06:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To Revolting Cat:

Thanks for the great link. Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lulu and Dance to the Bop. I’ll match them against anyone. He was a lot like Bill Haley & the Comets and Buddy Hollywood & The Crickets.

And as someone on the link said, his lead guitarist was great.

This is real rock and roll - raw, roaring, and danceable.

Now you know why the music from the 50’s and early 60’s is called “Golden Oldies”. Today’s stuff is called “Current Crap”.


37 posted on 03/16/2012 10:17:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Revolting cat!

To Revolting Cat:

Thanks for the great link. Gene Vincent - Be Bop A Lulu and Dance to the Bop. I’ll match them against anyone. He was a lot like Bill Haley & the Comets and Buddy Hollywood & The Crickets.

And as someone on the link said, his lead guitarist was great.

This is real rock and roll - raw, roaring, and danceable.

Now you know why the music from the 50’s and early 60’s is called “Golden Oldies”. Today’s stuff is called “Current Crap”.


38 posted on 03/16/2012 10:17:42 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MD Expat in PA

“Can’t Get It Out of My Head” was the lead song on “Eldorado” (after the overture).

That album was one of the most tuneful, inventive, and thematically coherent ones ever produced, especially the first side.


39 posted on 03/16/2012 10:19:36 PM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: Krankor

Don’t forget the Roy Orbison-like “Hold On Tight (To Your Dreams” and “Don’t Bring Me Down”.

ELO was always great and too often underestimated.


40 posted on 03/16/2012 10:25:27 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Krankor

ELO did a good version and I love “Don’t Bring Me Down” but I have always prefered Mountain’s version from their “Flowers Of Evil” ablum. Leslie West just cuts loose and doesn’t let up. This is jsut a great Chuck Berry song that will stand the test of time.

Mountain - Roll Over Beethoven (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtrEL3Ry3X8


41 posted on 03/16/2012 10:26:24 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

OK: :I know it’s Buddy Holly, not Hollywood. It’s late and my allergies are killing me, affecting my typing.

If you don’t own it, get the album “Buddy Holly”. Play “Rave On”, “Think It Over” and “Peggy Sue”. That’s music, folks.


42 posted on 03/16/2012 10:29:11 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Krankor

Awesome!


43 posted on 03/16/2012 10:45:28 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (WTB new tagline, PST!)
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To: Krankor

It is hard to believe that they never had a number one song in the US. They had lots on the charts though.


44 posted on 03/16/2012 11:05:34 PM PDT by Revel
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To: MD Expat in PA

Another gem, from the musical genius of Jeff Lynne:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aix03KSesoE


45 posted on 03/16/2012 11:14:15 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Fire_on_High

To Krankor: Thanks for putting this whole page on FR. I went to many other links and heard people and songs I’ve never heard before. Now I know why I loved the 50’s.

Everyone has got to listen to Jackie Wilson doing “Lonely Teardrops”. One of the greatest songs and Cha-Cha’s of all time. I used to do a quick spin step in it that left a smoke trail. Still can do it at 67 but no one in the family can do the Cha Cha any more.

Another great Cha-Cha, Solomon Burke and “Cry to Me” (Dirty Dancing album).

And the other greatest Cha-Cha you should listen to is Sarah Vaugh’s “Broken Hearted Melody”. It will thrill you to your toes. What a voice and great music/orchestration to go with it.

Other great singers to hear are Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Big Joe Turner, and Ike Turner doing “Rocket 88”.

What a trip back in time. “Rock and Roll: It will never die!”

Oh shit! It’s 2012 and Obama is still in the White House. BUMMER! Where is Ike now that we need him?


46 posted on 03/16/2012 11:15:44 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Revolting cat!
The Johnson Brothers

The Johnson Brothers are solid hep cats, and their version of "Beethoven" is a cool, crazy hummer!

47 posted on 03/16/2012 11:18:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Erasmus

ELO made the music the Beatles would have made had the acid trip continued into the 70’s. I think Jeff consciously sought a Beatle-esque sound. I love ELO.


48 posted on 03/17/2012 3:41:37 AM PDT by LifePath
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To: Krankor

Bumble Boogie...My favorite “classical” tune by B. Bumble and the Stingers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jisNh8jP_g


49 posted on 03/17/2012 7:55:54 AM PDT by wizr (Keep the Faith, no matter what. "Worry is practical atheism." - Robert Mounce)
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To: Krankor
Best cover of the last 10 years?

Summertime Blues..... Rush

Doesn't hurt that it includes some nice improv work by the greatest rock drummer ever.

50 posted on 03/17/2012 8:15:25 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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