The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Rock And Roll Music”

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The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Rock And Roll Music.” “Rock and Roll Music” was written and first performed by the great Chuck Berry. The song reached #8 on the charts for Chuck Berry in 1957. This would be a song that The Beatles would play in concerts from 1960 until 1966. They were wanting new product so quickly from The Beatles in 1964 that the group couldn’t keep up. Did The Beatles sleep at all in 1964? For the “Beatles For Sale” album they would go back one last time to doing covers of old rock and roll songs to complete the album. John Lennon: vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: bass guitar/ George Harrison: acoustic guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums. The song was recorded in a single take on October 18th, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. The Beatles nailed this cover. It helped that they had…

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9 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Rock And Roll Music”

    • My favorite is Twist and Shout but Rock and Roll Music may be #2. Carl Perkins is the artist they covered the most! I like George’s covers of Perkins. A forgotten hero of early rock n’ roll.

    • Forgot about “Twist And Shout,” which I agree is awesome as well. Frankly, I can’t recall any bad classic rock & roll cover The Beatles ever did. They excelled at playing this playing this rock & roll music!😀

    • Many years of practicing those songs also. Although I prefer the originals they did justice also to their heroes in the first half of their career. I think the last covers they did was on Beatles For Sale.

    • The thing about the covers that I love the most- the other music that they turned me on to. The Beatles were my first rock and roll passion. I gobbled up everything Beatles- when I would hear those covers and read about The Beatles and the artists they grew up loving- I would go out and buy Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis, etc.

    • I guess that’s true for you and me and many other music fans!

      In fact, I recently attended a Buddy Guy show, and he was very complimentary about British blues rock artists. While Clapton, the Stones and others covered many songs from Black artists, they helped introduce broader White audiences to those Black artists.

      Guy wasn’t only grateful about this, but actually became good friends with Clapton and the Stones.

  1. The Beatles did a great cover of this song. My favorite cover they did was “You Really Got a Hold On Me” by Smokey Robinson.

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