Skip to comments.ELO- Roll Over Beethoven!!!!!!!
Posted on 03/16/2012 8:30:54 PM PDT by Krankor
I love this song- especially Lynne's riff at the beginning!
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)
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.
It is hard to believe that they never had a number one song in the US. They had lots on the charts though.
Another gem, from the musical genius of Jeff Lynne:
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?
The Johnson Brothers are solid hep cats, and their version of "Beethoven" is a cool, crazy hummer!
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.
Bumble Boogie...My favorite “classical” tune by B. Bumble and the Stingers.
Doesn't hurt that it includes some nice improv work by the greatest rock drummer ever.
I remember listening to the classical station when it converted to a rock station (it was sometime in the mid-70’s), and the first song they played was ELO’s “Roll Over Beethoven:
Kind of like when MTV started on the airwaves with “Video Killed the Radio Star”
Well this and Johnny Cash's epic NIN cover.
Every time I see the ELO logo, I think OLEO.
Agree. I saw Chuck Berry in concert as well (opening act King Krimson plus two others — $4) but ELO owns Roll Over Beethoven — and tell Tchaikovsky the news.
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