Topic: OCTOBER 2017 FSOTM – CAT STEVENS – TOM PETTY
This month we have TWO COVERS that have been chosen by your votes … one form the USA and one from the UK.
USA - voted in was TOM PETTY. No particular song was named, so therefore you can cover ANY SONG of his that you want. He had many well-known songs such as Free Fallin`, I wont Back Down, American Girl, Stop Dragin` My Heart Around, You Wreck Me to name a few.
From Wikipedia: Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.
Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music became popular among younger generations. In his career, Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Petty suffered cardiac arrest early in the morning of October 2, 2017, and died that night at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California.
Here are some possible Chords to use:
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UK - the song voted in was FATHER & SON by CAT STEVENS.
From Wikipedia: "Father and Son" is a popular song written and performed by English singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman. The song frames an exchange between a father not understanding a son's desire to break away and shape a new life, and the son who cannot really explain himself but knows that it is time for him to seek his own destiny.
Stevens sings in a deeper register for the father's lines, while using a higher one for those of the son. Additionally, there are backing vocals provided by Stevens' guitarist and friend Alun Davies beginning mid-song, singing an unusual chorus of simple words and sentences such as "No" and "Why must you go and make this decision alone?".
Ok, have fun everyone, looking forward to hearing your versions of these two songs. Cover them however you want, you can try your best to imitate them or you can completely make them your own.
READY? SET? GO!!!!
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