Originally a single B-side, it was released in August  and peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot on September 29, and number 18 on the UK Singles Chart.
It Robert Scott Thompson - Pale Blue Dot been covered by many artists, including being a number-one hit for country music artist Alan Jacksonand scoring notable hits in versions by The WhoBlue Cheer and Brian Setzerthe last of whom recorded Summertime Blues - Various - Records & Rebels version for the film La Bambawhere he portrayed Cochran.
Jimi Hendrix performed it in concert. The song is about the struggle between a teenager and his parents, his boss and his congressman. Connie 'Guybo' Smith played the electric bass and Earl Palmer drums. Recorded four Wallpaper For The Soul (Album Version) - Tahiti 80 - Wallpaper For The Soul Remixes after the Eddie Cochran original and some two years after his deaththe Beach Boys paid tribute to him on their first album, Surfin' Safarireleased October Lead vocal on the track was jointly sung by lead guitarist Carl Wilsonwho was not yet 16, and rhythm guitarist David Markswho had just turned Never released as a single in the US, it gained enough popularity in the Philippines early in to post no.
Australian rock'n'roll singer Johnny Chester cited Cochran as one of his idols and had used the track when rehearsing his first band in The American rock band Blue Cheer recorded their version of "Summertime Blues" in and included it on their release entitled Vincebus Eruptum. The single peaked at 14 on the Billboard Hotpushing the sales of the album even higher to A portion of Blue Cheer's version appears in the Summertime Blues - Various - Records & Rebels Troll.
Rush did a cover of this version for their Feedback EP. Rush frontman Geddy Lee cites Blue Cheer as the first heavy metal band. The main riff from Jimi Hendrix 's " Foxy Lady " has been inserted in various parts of this version. The Who played "Summertime Blues" as a staple of their concerts from their early days up towith intermittent appearances thereafter.
It has not been played since the death of bassist John Entwistle in It was performed during the US tour, from which the first known Who recordings of the song were made, including a June date at the Monterey Pop Festival. The first version to be released by The Who appeared on the album Live at Leeds. The single from this album peaked at number 38 in the UK and number 27 in the US. The Who recorded at least two studio versions of this track in Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that The Who gave it a "wild updating" and was "certain to The Last Waltz - Pendragon - The World them right up there at the top.
Rex recorded the song inusing it as a standalone B-side to their breakthrough " Ride a White Swan " single. Further, "Summertime Blues" was frequently performed at T. Rex concerts from to Unlike the acoustic studio version, live performances of the song were always with electric guitars, as was the December version recorded for BBC Radio 1.
Mick Farrenformer lead singer of The Deviants recorded the song in Decemberreleasing it on his solo album Mona — The Carnivorous Circus. It was released in June as the lead single from the album and the song reached Number One on the U. Jackson said that he was inspired by Buck Owens ' version. Deborah Evans Price of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that Jackson "gives the oft-covered Eddie Cochran oldie the full, twangy ' Chattahoochee ' treatment.
But who cares? He goes on to say that the "charm of the Eddie Cochran original is lost by forcing those country line-dance beats into the backing track. The video was directed by Michael Salomon and was released in June Considered by Jackson as the "sequel" to his " Chattahoochee " video a year earlier, it was also the only video of his that Salomon directed.
It begins with a shot of him water-skiing which ends the "Chattahoochee" video before transitioning to him and a band performing the song while seated in the bed of a pickup. Many 4-wheelers, ATVs and a limo full of middle-aged farmers are seen riding through the mud and getting stuck.
Jackson, in a plain white t-shirt, is seen riding around in the mud in his pickup before getting out and walking in between many people fighting in the mud. However, he stays stainless until the very end, where he only gets one small spot of mud on the left side of his shirt before finally joining in the tussle. It ends with Jackson posing as a scarecrow. The song was covered in French by Johnny Hallyday.
Canadian rock band Rush released their cover as a single on May 21, It was later released on their cover EP Feedback released two months later on 29 June. It Automatic (W Love) - Various - Til Def Us Do Part II as the first track on the EP.
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