The 50th anniversary of the first single by The Beatles ("Love Me Do") has prompted all kinds of media brouhaha, including a new tribute show in London's West End, an appearance by Sir Paul's son James at Liverpool's Cavern Club, and Enzo Gentile's new collection of 60s and 70s Beatles comics (see end of post for groovy samples). Which are your favorite Beatles album covers?
"Cover" versions of Beatles songs are innumerable, and I'm especially fond of Allison Krauss's "I Will," both Judy Collins' and Bette Midler's "In My Life," and Aretha's uniquely soulful "Eleanor Rigby" (my sweet Lord, the funk! Ray Charles and Tina Turner were no slouches in that department either.)
I know you'll have many covers to recommend! Here's a really special one, with Sean Lennon.
From Marvel's Beatles Story to DC Comics' Girls' Romances and The Invisibles, the Fab Four's influence on pop culture is vividly depicted in Ezio Gentile's book The Beatles in Comic Strips. Below, some groovy samples.
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