“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.
John Lennon – Live @ Madison Square Garden, NYC – August 30, 1972:
Here is Ike & Tina Turner’s version from 1971, probably my fav non Beatles/Lennon version
Joe Cocker – 14, November, 2007:
Aerosmith – Live Woodstock 94:
Yes Sir Boss ft Joss Stone:
Axl Rose and Bruce Springsteen @ 1994 Rock Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony:
Arctic Monkeys – London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Song: