The Friday Mixtape: 10/8/10 (John Lennon Edition)

Written by Music, The Weekly Mixtape

In honor of John Lennon’s 70th birthday October 9, Popdose presents a collection of Lennon covers in The Friday Mixtape.

Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of lies
And all else that we despised …

– George Harrison, “All Those Years Ago”

For John Lennon, born October 9, 1940.

Ike & Tina Turner – Come Together, from 18 Classic Tracks (2002)
Fats Domino – Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey, from Sweet Patootie: Complete Reprise Recordings (2008)
Johnny Winter – Rock and Roll People, from John Dawson Winter III (1974)
Frankie Miller – Jealous Guy, from Full House (1977)
Backbeat Band – Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, from Music from the Motion Picture Backbeat (1994)
Teenage Fanclub – Ballad of John and Yoko, from Deep Fried Fanclub (1995)
Julie Covington – How?, from Julie Covington … Plus (1978)
Sloan Wainwright – Love, from Rediscovery (2008)
Glen Campbell – Grow Old with Me, from Meet Glen Campbell (2008)
Ian McNabb – Woman, from Liverpool: The Number Ones (2008)
Regina Spektor – Real Love, from Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur (2007)
Elliott Smith – Because, from American Beauty: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1999)
Fiona Apple – Across the Universe, from Pleasantville: Music From The Motion Picture (1998)
Colin James – I’m Losing You, from Traveler (2003)
Cowboy Junkies – I Don’t Want to Be a Soldier, from Early 21st Century Blues (2005)
Rosanne Cash – I’m Only Sleeping, from Retrospective (1995)
Paul Weller – Instant Karma, from Fly on the Wall: B-Sides & Rarities 1991-2000 (2003)
Sam Phillips – Gimme Some Truth, from Martinis and Bikinis (1994)
Gonzalo Rubalcaba – Imagine, from Imagine (1995)
Allison Crowe – In My Life, from Tidings (2004)