Track of the Day: 'Stairway to Heaven' by The Beatnix

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Reader Allen K. serves up a Beatles-style version of the legendary Led Zeppelin song:

I can’t guarantee that you haven’t already included this cover—“Stairway to Heaven” by [the Australian Beatles tribute band] The Beatnix—in Track of the Day, as I only looked through the first 20 pages, going back to November. I don’t have a lot to say about this one, except how great it is. Do check out the video (not just audio).

Update from another reader:

Now that you’ve opened the “Stairway to Heaven” can of worms (there are so many covers that you could do just those from now on), here’s a quick way to close it: “Stairway to Freebird” performed by Dash Rip Rock since the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. (Not sure if covering two songs in a single mashup counts.) It’s also discussed in this article in The Wall Street Journal, which is referenced in the 55-second intro to the song.

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