Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday Music: Roll Over Beethoven
"Roll Over Beethoven," by Chuck Berry, was a favorite of John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison even before they had chosen "The Beatles" as their name, and they continued to play it live right into their American tours of 1964. Their version of "Roll Over Beethoven" was recorded on July 30, 1963 for their second British LP, With The Beatles, and features George Harrison on vocals and guitar. It was February, 1964 before they came on to the music scene in the U.S. with their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In this televised version, Jimmy Nicol is sitting in for Ringo on the drums (Ringo was sick that night).