2103 Back In The U.S.S.R – Chubby Checker (1969)

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Back In The U.S.S.R

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. Chubby Checker recorded his version in 1969. It was released as a single with Windy Cream on the B-side.

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2102 Revolution! – Nina Simone (1969)

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Revolution!

This song was written by Nina Simone and Weldon Irvine in 1969. It was an answer song to The Beatles’ 1968 song Revolution. Musically the song is very similar to Revolution by The Beatles however the lyrics are different. It was recorded by Nina Simone in 1969. In the UK it was released as a single with Love O’ Love on the B-side. In America the song was separated into two parts and released as a single with Revolution Part 1 on the A-side and Revolution Part 2 on the B-side. The song was also included on the 1969 album To Love Somebody, separated into two different parts. A guitar riff used in Revolution! is similar to one used in The Beatles’ 1969 song Old Brown Shoe.

Now Hear This: Old Brown Shoe – The Beatles (1969)

2101 Hey Jude – Tom Jones (1969)

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This Is Tom Jones.

Hey Jude was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. Tom Jones recorded his version of the song in 1969. It was released on his 1969 album This Is Tom Jones. A live version, also recorded in 1969, was released on his album Live In Las Vegas. Live In Las Vegas also included live versions of Yesterday and Twist And Shout.

2098 Eleanor Rigby – Aretha Franklin (1969)

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Eleanor Rigby.

Eleanor Rigby was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1966. Aretha Franklin recorded her version in 1969. Her version included slightly changed lyrics. It was released as a single in 1969 with It Ain’t Fair on the B-side. The single reached number seventeen on the Billboard chart.

2097 Goodnight – Barbra Streisand (1969)

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John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Barbra Streisand and Ringo Starr.

Good Night was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. Barbra Streisand in 1969. It was released on her album What About Today? The album also included versions of Honey Pie and With A Little Help From My Friends.