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The Beatles’s “Come Together” covered by Springsteen, Joss Stone, Joe Cocker, Aerosmith, and more..


“It was a funky record – it’s one of my favorite Beatle tracks, or, one of my favourite Lennon tracks, let’s say that. It’s funky, it’s bluesy, and I’m singing it pretty well. I like the sound of the record. You can dance to it. I’d buy it!”
~John Lennon (Playboy interview, 1980)

The Beatles recorded “Come Together” July 21, 1969.

We had a post here at JV yesterday: July 21: The Beatles recorded Come Together in 1969, and it got me thinking that there might be some great cover versions of this classic around..

We have to start with the original version (off course):

One comment over at our FB page suggested that Lennon’s live version from MSG, NYC in 1972 was even better than the original.. I tend to disagree, but it is a great version.

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Today: Diana Ross is 69

Diana Ross

My travels led me to where I am today. Sometimes these steps have felt painful, difficult, but led me to greater happiness and opportunites.
~Diana Ross

You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.
~Diana Ross

Love Child (1968)


Birth name Diana Ernestine Earle Ross
Born March 26, 1944 (age 69)
Detroit, Michigan
Genres R&B, soul, disco, jazz, pop, dance
Occupations Singer, record producer, actress
Years active 1959–present
Labels Lu Pine, Motown, RCA, EMI
Associated acts The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie
Website www.dianaross.de

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American vocalist, music artist and actress.

Ross first rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that has included successful ventures into film and Broadway. She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues (1972), for which she won a Golden Globe award for most promising female newcomer. She has won seven American Music Awards, and won a Special Tony Award for her one-woman show, An Evening with Diana Ross, in 1977.

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When The Lovelight Starts Shining Through His Eyes:

  • In 1976, Billboard magazine named her the “Female Entertainer of the Century.” 
  • In 1993, the Guinness Book of World Records declared Diana Ross the most successful female music artist in history due to her success in the United States and United Kingdom for having more hits than any female artist in the charts with a career total of 70 hit singles. 
  • Diana Ross has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. 
  • In 1988, Ross was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson.
  • Ross is one of the few recording artists to have two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame—one as a solo artist and the other as a member of The Supremes.
  • In December 2007, she received the Kennedy Center Honors.
  • In 2012, Diana was finally honored by NARAS with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in her 50th year in the music business.

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Album of the day

Gold (2005)

The Supremes - gold

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