Friday, February 15, 2008

Stairway to Heaven...yeah yeah yeah!

It was 44 years ago this week that the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Here's how they might've sung STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN.

17 comments:

Dwacon® said...

Just think what if they sang something from Megadeth or Metallica? Old Ed would have jumped so high, the coat hanger inside his jacket would have bent like a pretzel. That was a coat hanger, wasn't it? Or, maybe he was just glad to see us.

Lev said...

What does it mean if I like this arrangement better than Zeppelin's? I don't even like the Beatles and I love Zeppelin (but not Stairway). Go figure.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Ruttles?

Fox Cutter said...

Hey Ken, I just thought I would pass along that I've plugged you and your blog in my writing blog. http://cosmiccastawayblog.blogspot.com/

Brad said...

Come on Ken, I love you...but who hasn't seen this? We need advice for new pilot writers...too many notes from the suits, (writing with Kevin Bright from friends) and we need to know what the best way to write your pilot is...please post on that. Again, love your blog...but help a college kid out man!!! Huge frasier, wings fan...Love your blog also. Read religiously and tell my professors what you say.

Bruce in Boston.

Ken Levine said...

Thanks, Fox Cutter.

Brad, good question. I will devote a whole post to that later next week.

Pseudonym said...

In case anyone is curious, this comes from an Australian TV show from about 20 or so years ago called The Money or the Gun, hosted by Andrew Denton. Every episode had a version of "Stairway to Heaven" done a different way. I still have the tape of all of them.

The punch line was that Andrew Denton later had another interview-type show, where he managed to get Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as guests. Plant said that his favourite version was the fat Elvis impersonator.

Bitter Animator said...

I hadn't seen this (so thanks for the info, pseudonym). I love this version! Almost beats the original Rolf Harris version.

smacklab said...

I was about to say that pseudonym... denton has done some good work over sooo long... tho 20 years is a stretch... im not that old... :)

but can this version beat barry crocker and the doug anthony allstars version?... i use to love that... god... i forgot all about the john paul young version too...

i miss live and sweety... when bands got to play what they wanted on tv...

yeah i dont really care about this... but i mean u got to post every day... so i'll cut u some slack...

smackagain said...

oh and Bitter animator... rolfs version began on the same show... if u didnt know

VP81955 said...

Now let's hear Zep do the Rutles! ("Hold my hand, yeah yeah, hold my hand, yeah yeah...")

ravaj said...

yeah, bring back the rutles. cheese and onions anyone?

tb said...

I hadn't seen it, so thanks Ken, I loved it

Roger Green said...

Brad: in fairness to Ken, not everybody sees everything on the Internet. I came across it only a month ago on a website called Coverville (and subsequently purloined t myseklf.)

In any case, if you're old enough to remember, the Beatles on Sullivan must be honored.

dub said...

I know, sorry. Don't read blogs and post when inebriated and with large groups. Not that that's any excuse at all...in fairness to ken, I didn't mean to call him out on posting a video...so, officially, Sorry Ken (and everyone who hadn't seen it)

rita said...

genius!

Nathaniel said...

Not just how. Also, why?