The Beatles Cover of the Day- “Dear Prudence” by Siouxsie and the Banshees. An overwhelming amount of covers of Beatles songs are ones that Paul McCartney wrote. His songs tended to be more universal and accessible whereas John Lennon’s songs tended to be much more personal. One of my favorite Beatles covers though is of a John Lennon song from The Beatles self-titled album- which is called The White Album- that song being Dear Prudence. John wrote the song while in India on the Beatles trip to study with the Maharishi. Among the folks taking the medication course was the sister of Mia Farrow- Prudence. She was one of the most dedicated students and spent much of her time in seclusion meditating. John and George Harrison were her designated ‘buddies” and they were trying to get her to come out and socialize with the rest. John was inspired to write the song on this experience. The song is one of my favorites from “The White Album” and the cover is just as spectacular.
Siouxsie and the Banshees released their cover of the song as a single in 1983 and it went to #3 on the UK singles chart.