The Beatles 2.0: The Sons Cover Their Father’s Songs [PLAYLIST]

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PETER SKINGLEY // AFP // Getty Images

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There have been some whispers and murmurs from across the pond of a new band forming which includes the sons of The Beatles.

While being interviewed by the BBC about his upcoming music career James McCartney (Paul McCartney‘s son) was asked:

BBC: “What would you say to forming The Beatles – The Next Generation, with Sean Lennon, Dhani Harrison and Zak Starkey [Ringo Starr's son]?”

James McCartney: “I don’t think it’s something that Zak wants to do. Maybe Jason [another of Starr's sons and also drummer] would want to do it. I’d be up for it. Sean seemed to be into it, Dhani seemed to be into it. I’d be happy to do it.”


So this got us thinking what would be our favorite songs from their fathers that they should cover or could even improve on.

“Hey Jude”

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Ok it might be a tad strange if the The Beatles 2.0 sang Hey Jude, considering that the song was written for Julian Lennon, but there is no doubt that they would kill it in the cover version.


“Twist And Shout”

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Twist and Shout would be fun to hear from The Beatles 2.0 because, assuming that the sons can play faster than the fathers, a faster tempo could be a refreshing spin on an old classic.


“She’s Leaving Home”

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She’s Leaving Home would be interesting to hear the harmony’s during the chorus between Sean Lennon and James McCartney.


“Hello Goodbye”

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Frankly we just want to see The Beatles 2.0 version of the Sgt. Pepper costumes.


“Get Back”

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We are want to seem The Beatles 2.0 cover all eras of their fathers and imagine how cool that would be if they play on top of Apple Records.


“Here Comes The Sun”

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It would be nice to hear Dhani Harrison sing Here Comes The Sun as an ode to his father.


“With A Little Help From My Friends”

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We can’t forget about Ringo. So why not have his son sing this classic with a little help from his new friends.


“Within You Without You”

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Probably The Beatles most complicated song, we would like to see what The Beatles 2.0 will do with this one. Will they keep the Indian influences and sitar, or will they go in a completely different direction.


“Helter Skelter”

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It would be fun to see what The Beatles 2.0 can to with one of the heaviest songs in their father’s library.


“I Am The Walrus”

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Hearing the interpretation of a song that isn’t about anything at all would be nice to hear from The Beatles 2.0.


“The End”

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What better way to end The Beatles 2.0 cover set list then with The End. Imagine  the jam session that the young ones can do and even have Paul or Ringo come out and jam with them.


We just hope that if the The Beatles 2.0 does happen, that they don’t have too lofty of expectations because there will only be one   The Beatles.

Source: BBC News

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