EditorialFor the love of music


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Craig Clemens

October 08, 2014

Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Lorde, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Sam Smith, Dave Grohl, Kylie Minogue, Florence Welch, Chrissie Hynde, Queen’s Brian May, Elton John, One Direction, Jake Bugg, Emeli Sandé, Paloma Faith, Alison Balsom, Martin James Bartlett, Danielle de Niese, Nicola Benedetti, Eliza Carthy, Baaba Maal, Jamie Cullum, and Jaz Dhami. BBC personalities Zane Lowe, Lauren Laverne, Katie Derham, Gareth Malone, Jools Holland, the Tees Valley Youth Choir and the BBC Concert Orchestra all got together for a BBC promo to cover “God Only Knows”.

The cover is meant to promote the launch of BBC Music, which the BBC describes as “an ambitious wave of new programmes, innovative partnerships and ground-breaking music initiatives that amount to the BBC’s strongest commitment to music in 30 years…”

BBC did something similar in 1997 by doing an All-Star cover of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” – check out both of them below!