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Duration: 1 hour

Recorded for the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road, the Beatles' final album, a journey through the classic and curious covers in the BBC archives.

Featuring Sandie Shaw singing a sassy Day Tripper, Shirley Bassey belting out Something, a close-harmony Carpenters cover of Help!, Joe Cocker's chart-topping With a Little Help from My Friends, Oasis reinventing the Walrus and a little Lady Madonna from Macca himself.

Plus, a few 'magical' moments from Candy Flip, the Korean Kittens and Su Pollard.

Last on

Sat 5 Apr 2014 00:30 BBC Four

Music Played

6 items
  • Beatles Week

    Beatles Week

    This programme was part of Beatles Week, in which BBC Two and BBC Four joined forces to celebrate the Fab Four's enduring legacy and continuing influence.

    Find out what else was shown in Beatles Week
  • What's your favourite Beatles cover?

    Read executive producer Mark Cooper's blog post about the programme and some of the more 'easy listening' acts that have covered classic Beatles tracks.

    BBC Music Blog: The Beatles Recovered

Credits

Executive Producer
Mark Cooper

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