I can’t sing, but that didn’t stop the eight year old Walt from standing up with two other buddies in his third grade classroom sometime in 1965 and singing a cappella the song “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles.
I was in college when Led Zepplin released their famous fourth album. It was a huge hit, and the most famous song on the album was, of course, “Stairway To Heaven”. I was a geek in denial back then, but had already read the trilogy Lord Of The Rings more than once by that time, so with the song’s reference to LOTR, I was in heaven myself for a while, geeking out that LOTR had made it into rock history. (You may not get any LOTR references out of this song. I did. But that’s just me.) The original song is eight minutes long (twice as long as most rock songs allowed on the radio then) and it still became a radio hit.
It’s one of those songs that become so famous that almost everyone has tried to cover it. In every case, they screw it up.
I mention all of this because of the following video which combines both the musical stylings of the 1965 Beatles with the very famous song lyrics from “Stairway To Heaven”. Recorded in the 90s by the Australian band The Beatnix.