He can so do that

Is this the first mashup record? In 1967, Harry Nilsson tucked a cover of the Beatles’ “You Can’t Do That” into his Pandemonium Shadow Show LP, and in a mere 2:20 he managed to toss in references to about twenty other Beatles songs. It went like this:

Which explains how Nilsson got to be John Lennon’s favorite American group. McCartney’s, too.


  1. Roger Green »

    25 March 2019 · 9:19 am

    Someone put this on a mixed tape – actually two different versions – a decade or more ago. I LOVE THIS THING

  2. CGHill »

    25 March 2019 · 7:32 pm

    The humble mixtape has laid claim to Cultural Icon status, and deservedly so.

  3. Roger Green »

    27 March 2019 · 8:14 am

    The very same week: https://chuckthewriter.blog/2019/03/27/k-chuck-radio-the-forgotten-harry-nilsson/

  4. CGHill »

    27 March 2019 · 12:52 pm

    Great minds think alike, and sometimes I tag along for the ride.

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