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Roll Over Beethoven: Another highlight from the Beatles’ second album, “Roll Over Beethoven” was an excellent Chuck Berry cover, from George Harrison’s adept soloing (and lead vocal) to the insistent propulsion of the rest of the band on backup. Again they did this a bunch of times on the BBC (a particularly good June 24, 1963 one with a twice-as-long instrumental solo is on the iTunes download-only compilation The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963), and there are good live versions floating around on tape and film (though the one done in Hamburg in December 1962, like the rest of the live tapes from that quasi-official batch, has pretty poor sound).

 “One of the most amazing things for the Beatles is that we just missed it,” he said.
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was formed in Liverpool in 1960by George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr. Their success story started in 1962 with their first hit "Love Me Do" and they soon became a global phenomenon. The “Beatlemania” had started and fans all over the world manifested with extreme enthusiasm (sometimes frenzy) their adoration of the Liverpool boys. The Beatles shook the foundations of music in just a few years. Despite splitting in 1970, they are still widely regarded as the greatest and most influential musicians of their era. The Beatles are not only the best-selling music artists in the USA, with 178 million certified units (according to the RIAA) but the all time worldwide best-selling band, with estimated sales of over 600 million units. They also hold records for the most #1 songs in the charts both in the USA and in the UK (and many other countries). "Ticket to Ride", "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "Penny Lane", "Strawberry Fields Forever", "A Day in the Life", and "Twist and Shout" are some of the many unforgettable Beatles' songs.

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The Verdict: Still – a clear victory, perhaps even a knockout, for the Beatles.
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Upon a closer look, Temple’s sweater says “Welcome The Rolling Stones” an homage to The Beatles fellow British band and friends The Rolling Stones.“Sgt.

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Memphis, Tennessee: Here we have a case of a song that neither the Beatles nor the Rolling Stones put on their official ‘60s releases, though both did it for the BBC. The Beatles, in fact, had done it on January 1, 1962 back at their Decca audition, and at their first BBC session on March 7, 1962, with Pete Best still on drums. Their arrangement (and indeed the whole band) had improved by the time they did it four more times for the BBC (with Ringo) in 1963, John Lennon still on lead vocals. On the whole, though, it’s not one of their better covers, though it’s okay.

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The Verdict: Like the above paragraph notes, a contentious assertion, but I think this is a clear victory for the Beatles, though the Rolling Stones’ effort is quite respectable.

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