Other artists who’ve lined the song embrace Eva Cassidy and Katie Melua, The Flaming Lips, Tony Bennett (who was reportedly supplied the song earlier than Armstrong and turned it down) and k.d. Written by Ray Davies for The Kinks’ third single, “You Really Got Me” reached No. 1 on the U.K. According to Rolling Stone, the band’s 17-year-old guitarist Dave Davies used a razor on his amp’s speaker cone to create the unforgettable sound on the riff on the heart of the track.
Rolling Stone’s choose for the 10th best music of all time, “What’d I Say” by Ray Charles was famously composed late one evening in 1958 when Charles and his band have been on stage in Pittsburgh and had a while to fill. One of the final true Lennon-McCartney collaborations and widely thought-about to be one of The Beatles‘ best achievements, “A Day in the Life” was the … Read More