OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA

Latest update on 02/02/2015

Artist: Beatles
Author: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Label: Apple
Year: 1968

On Double White album.

Covers:

1968:

Marmalade [n°1 UK]

1968:

Bedrocks [from the West Indies; hit UK]

1968:

Arthur Conley [with Duane Allman]

1969:

Herb Alpert

1969:

Anita Kerr Singers

1969:

Heptones

1978:

François Glorieux

1996:

Celia Cruz

2002:

Maria Muldaur

Ob-la-di Ob-la-da means Life Goes On in the Yoruba language. Paul heard this expression from Nigerian jazzman Jimmy Scott, who played conga with Georgie Fame and who frequented the Bag O'Nails club, the same club where Paul first met Linda Eastman. Jimmy played conga on an earlier take saved up for Anthology 3, shares in the royalties and joined Bad Manners.

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