Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ringo and Paul still rock on

GOT A CHANCE to see the Beatles 50th anniversary show last night, a rerun of Sunday's CBS show. Man, was it great to see some of the great experienced guys and younger rockers paying tribute to George, Paul, John and Ringo.

Loved Imagine Dragons and their version of "Revolution." Dave Grohl, Jeff Lynne and band smoked "Hey Bulldog." Joe Walsh and Gary Clark Jr. might want to think about putting a new band together, if their cover of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is any indication.

I have several guitar students really into the songs of Ed Sheeran, and now I know why after his rendition of "In My Life."

While most of the covers were classics and well-known Beatles songs, there were a few less popular versions. By far the best was Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart doing "Fool On The Hill" from Magical Mystery Tour.

And how is this for the backing band - Steve Lukather and Peter Frampton on guitar, Kenny Aronoff on drums and Don Was as the director.

Think about it - Paul and Ringo are in their, what, 70s? And they are still up there and getting people to go absolutely crazy with music and charisma, charm and wit.

Oh. Did I mention I love the Eurythmics?

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