Listen To The Beatles Cover “Long Tall Sally” Back In 1962
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The rivalry between The Beatles and Rolling Stones are back at it again, when Paul McCartney labeled the latter as a “blues cover band.”
In a recent interview of McCartney to The New Yorker, the 79-year-old singer mentioned the Stones in a less than friendly manner: “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort of what the Stones are,” McCartney said. Mick Jagger, who didn’t miss the opportunity to fire back, mentioned something about the issue inside the Stones’ concert back on October 14th. Calling some of the stars who are present at the event, Jagger added: “Paul McCartney is here. He’s going to help us — he’s going to join us in a blues cover later.”
It was a bit unusual for the two to exchange replies and bring out the old flame, knowing that both of the bands have been supportive of each other and were also very friendly. If there ever was bad blood between the two, it already died out in the 70s.
But, seeing that Macca from The Beatles mentioned all about blues covers, it’s only fair that we’d take a nostalgic tour from when the band was also at their blues cover phase. During their formative years, they’ve played in different clubs every night, and weren’t that keen to make originals yet. Among the long repertoire of songs is this Little Richard classic, “Long Tall Sally.” The music isn’t too good to hear, but you can still enjoy the youthful mood that emanated from these four British lads from Liverpool.
You can listen to The Beatles’ cover of “Long Tall Sally” here.