5/23 Today in Weird Music History: 1964. One legend covers another. For the first time, a cover of a Beatles‘ song hits the charts in the UK. Jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Can’t Buy Me Love hit #34 in the U.K. today in ’64.
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