Artists/Groups Who Have Not Covered A Beatles Song

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  1. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan Thread Starter

    There have been many comments about how Beatles songs like "Yesterday" are among the most covered songs in history. This led me to wonder, which artists/groups have not covered any songs by The Beatles. For purposes of this thread it should be artists who have had the opportunity to record a Beatles songs. With that in mind, use the following rules:
    • The artist/group must have released more than one album (but can include singles). This is to ensure that he/she/they had the space to record a cover.
    • The song must be officially released (no bootlegs or unofficial releases).
    • The cover can be a song that The Beatles themselves covered, as long as it was released after The Beatles version (so Post-Beatles versions of songs like "Twist And Shout" are eligible).
    • This includes portions of Beatles songs included in a medley.
    • A song written by members of The Beatles are only eligible if The Beatles themselves recorded it (so "I Don't Want To See You Again" by Peter & Gordon (written by Paul McCartney) is not eligible.
    • Parodies don't count.
    To start off, I will mention Gilbert O'Sullivan. As far as I know, with one exception (a duet) he has only released songs written by himself.
  2. Sluggy

    Sluggy Forum Resident

    The Red Centre
    Surely this is going to be a massive list. Not every musical act's career revolves around the Beatles.
  3. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

    Pretty much my entire record collection.
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  4. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  5. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Ex-burger flipper/Sapper/book seller, Reg Nurse.

    So, anyone going in the last fifty years who hasn't stuck a Beatles tune on an official LP?
    That's going to be more than are dreamt of in your philosophy Horatio.
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  6. Throbbing Gristle
    Prag Vec
    And Also The Trees

    ...I think that's about it.
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  7. GuvnorsWhiteJacket

    GuvnorsWhiteJacket Forum Resident

    Nick Lowe
    Tomas Ledin (despite being a massive Beatles fan who named his son John after a certain Mr Lennon!)
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  8. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Florum Resdent

    Jeez..there are thousands.

    Pretty sure Dizzee Rascal hasn’t covered The Beatles.
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  9. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Vera Lynn.

  10. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    This has to be here to wind up the people who get unnecessarily angry at the amount of Beatles threads here and like to let us know about it.

    If it is, I'm all for it! Keep them coming.

    Queen & Led Zeppelin recorded no Beatles covers.
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  11. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Florum Resdent

    Vanilla Ice
  12. Fawltykog

    Fawltykog Forum Resident

    Sunny England
    Young Marble Giants.
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  13. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA

  14. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Florum Resdent

    i know the original poster said no bootlegs but...

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  15. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Motley Crue...DAMNIT, I SCREWED THIS UP!!!
  16. frozenpianos

    frozenpianos Looking for that Hook

    Steely Dan
    Alan Parsons Project
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  17. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    Bloody hell, that's awful! Still, I didn't know about those, I should have guessed though. Queen might have done one in live medley too.
  18. audiotom

    audiotom Ground Control to Major Tom

    New Orleans La USA
    Talking Heads!
  19. Lots I can think,of:
    The Cars, The Call, Talking Heads, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Doors, Love, The Police.
  20. Galeans

    Galeans Forum Resident


    To answer OP's question, I don't think Jethro Tull ever did.
  21. Beatlened

    Beatlened Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    The Police definitely threw in Beatles verses during live concerts
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  22. newelectricmuse

    newelectricmuse charm, strangeness and quark

    Kraftwerk. Sorry, that's the only one I can think of. :winkgrin:
  23. As I recall isn’t this about recording Beatles covers.
  24. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

    King Crimson
  25. drpep

    drpep Whizzing and pasting and pooting through the day

    Corning, New York
    The Mentors
    Steel Panther
    Wheeler Walker Jr.
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