Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Your Wednesday Moment of Why Didn't I Get the Memo?

From 2004, please enjoy the great Roger McGuinn and his lovely cover of The Beatles/George Harrison classic "If I Needed Someone."

I honestly had never heard this until yesterday, when friend of PowerPop Capt. Al played it on his intertube radio show.

I should add that George was obviously a huge Byrds fan (the riff on this is pretty much a lift from "Bells of Rhymney") and there's a wonderful, if perhaps apocryphal, story about George and Roger that seems relevant.

The short version is that after The Byrds' "Turn Turn Turn" came out, and was not as big a hit in the UK as it was elsewhere, George apparently sent Roger a note that said "I feel sorry for anybody who didn't buy it."


FD13NYC said...

Not a bad effort. He's not playing the riff right.

Anonymous said...

Hello, please remain seated,

That was great! I played it on my iPad and Mrs. RichD called out from the kitchen “who IS that?”


Anonymous said...

Not bad, but it could use some harmony. Too bad the Byrds never recorded it.


mistah Blik said...

How bout the Cryan'Shames single from 1966

Anonymous said...

I thought "What You're Doing" pre-dated the Byrds.