Blackbird

~ Song

Relationships

writer:John Lennon (The Beatles)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
publisher:Maclen Music Ltd.
Northern Songs
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC (1995-2020)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
lyrics page:https://genius.com/The-beatles-blackbird-lyrics [info]
SecondHandSongs:https://secondhandsongs.com/work/1983 [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/song/mt0010100334 [info]
Songfacts:https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-beatles/blackbird [info]
Wikidata:Q880719 [info]
referred to in medleys:Blackbird / Yesterday (Love version) (order: 1)
later parody versions:Scootaloo
is the basis for:Amsel
arrangements:Blackbird (Tony Williams arrangement)

Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1968-05Blackbird (Esher demo)The Beatles2:35
1968-06-11Blackbird (take 4)The Beatles2:19
1968-06-11Blackbird (original mono studio mix)The Beatles2:18
1968-06-11Blackbird (2018 stereo mix)The Beatles2:18
1968-06-11Blackbird (original stereo studio mix)The Beatles2:18
1968-06-11Blackbird (5.1 mix)The Beatles2:18
1968-06-11Blackbird (take 28)The Beatles2:16
1969-02-11BlackbirdcoverCrosby, Stills & Nash2:36
1969-08-15 – 1969-08-18Blackbird (live, 1969-08-15/8: Woodstock Music Festival, Bethel, NY, USA)cover and liveCrosby, Stills & Nash2:41
1970-03-07Black Birdcover and instrumentalThe Jazz Crusaders2:41
1971-02-06Beatles Medley: Hey Jude / Eleanor Rigby / Blackbird / A Day in the Lifecover, live and medleyBobby Darin6:57
1971-08Blackbirdcover and liveDion?:??
1974-08-05Blackbird (live, 1974-08-05: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA, USA)cover and liveCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young3:30
1974-08-05Blackbird (live, 1974-08-05: Boston Gardens, Boston, MA, USA)cover and liveCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young3:01
1974Blackbird (live, 1974)cover and liveCrosby, Stills, Nash & Young2:48
1974 – 1975Black Bird (live, 1974-1975: Europe 1)cover and liveJulien Clerc1:33
1976-03-26Blackbird (live, 1976-03-26:)liveWings2:36
1976-05-04Blackbird (live, 1976-05-04: The Summit, Houston, TX, USA)cover and livePaul McCartney & Wings3:03
1976-05-22Blackbird (live, 1976-05-22: Boston Garden, Boston, MA, USA)liveWings2:27
1976-06-23Blackbird (live, 1976-06-23: L.A. Forum, Los Angeles, CA, USA)livePaul McCartney?:??
1977BlackbirdcoverSarah Vaughan3:36
1980 – 1981BlackbirdcoverJaco Pastorius2:48
1982Blackbird (live, 1982: Universal Ampitheatre, Universal City, CA, USA)cover and liveCrosby, Stills & Nash3:02
1986-01-23Sweet Thingcover and partialThe Waterboys7:15
1989-05Blackbird / I WillmedleyThe Swingle Singers4:50
1989-09-06Blackbirdcover and liveBob Weir & Rob Wasserman2:47
1991-01-25Blackbird (live, 1991-01-25: MTV Unplugged: Limehouse Television Studios, Wembley, London, UK)livePaul McCartney2:06
1994-10-31Blackbirdcover and livePhish2:18
1994-11-22Blackbirdcover and livePhish2:32
1995-08-09Blackbirdcover and liveRatdog3:09
1996-08 – 1997-01BlackbirdcoverRick Wakeman2:17
1996-09-04 – 1996-09-05Blackbirdcover and instrumentalBrad Mehldau Trio5:00
1998-06-25Blackbird (live, 1998-06-25: The Walls, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, UK)cover and liveMarillion2:55
1999-11-09Blackbird Ratdogcover and liveGrateful Dead2:42
2001-12-13Blackbirdcover and instrumentalJoe Sachse, Ernst Bier3:32
2002-12-16Blackbird (live, 2002-12-16, the secret Website Show)livePaul McCartney2:20
2002BlackbirdlivePaul McCartney2:30
2002Blackbird (live, 2002: USA Tour)livePaul McCartney?:??
2002Blackbird / I WillcoverThe Swingle Singers4:49
2003-05-03Blackbird (live, 2003-05-03: Austin, TX, USA)cover and liveElliott Smith2:27
2003-05-10Blackbird (live, 2003-05-10: Colosseum, Rome, Italy)livePaul McCartney3:26
2003-06-01Blackbird (live, 2003-06-01: King's Dock, Liverpool, UK)livePaul McCartney?:??
2004-03-02Blackbirdcover and liveRatdog6:18
2004-08-22 – 2004-09-12BlackbirdcoverVoxtasy2:07
2005-04-14Beautiful Day (live, 2005‐04‐14: Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZ, USA)cover, live and partialU25:13
2005-09-22Blackbird (live, 2005-09-22: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA)livePaul McCartney?:??
2005-10-10Blackbird (live, 2005-10-10: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CA)Paul McCartney?:??
2005-10-26Blackbird (live, 2005-10-26: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN, USA)livePaul McCartney?:??
2007-06-27BlackbirdlivePaul McCartney2:37
2008-03Blackbirdcover and liveTrijntje Oosterhuis3:13
2008-06-28Blackbird (live, 2008-06-28: Sgt. Pepper’s … Revisited, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA, USA)cover and liveEdwin Outwater conducting Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with additional musical support from Aloke DasGupta, Satnam Ramgotra, Gingger Shankar, Christopher Smith, Mohiuddin Ahmed & Mark Power feat. Simone?:??
2008-07-20Blackbird (live, 2008‐07‐20: Plains of Abraham, Quebec City, QC, Canada)livePaul McCartney2:46
2009-07Blackbird (live, 2009-07: Citi Field, New York City, New York, USA)livePaul McCartney?:??
2009-07Blackbird (live, 2009-07: Citi Field, New York City, New York, USA)livePaul McCartney2:42
2009-10-05 – 2009-10-06Blackbirdcover and instrumentalJohn Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio3:21
2009-10-12Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet) (live, 2009-10-12: New Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX, USA)cover, live, medley and partialU2?:??
2010-12-13Blackbird (live, 2010-12-13: Apollo Theater, New York, NY, US)livePaul McCartney2:36
2013-11-08Blackbirdcover and liveThe Beatles Connection2:19
2014-01-31Blackbird (live, 2014-01-31: Howard Stern Birthday Bash, Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY, USA)cover, live and partialFred Armisen0:44
2014-12-07Blackbirdcover and instrumentalOrquestra Ouro Preto2:36
2015-01-25(Banter with Jams: I'm the One, Mountain Song, Smoke on the Water and Blackbird) (live, 2015-01-25: Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)cover, live and partialFoo Fighters8:58
2015-01-25Apresentação (“Mountain Song”, Jane’s Addiction + “Smoke on Water”, Deep Purple + ”Blackbird”, The Beatles) (live, 2015-01-25: Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)cover, live and partialFoo Fighters9:02
2017-08-21 – 2017-08-23BlackbirdinstrumentalJoey Alexander5:02
2018-04-05BlackbirdcoverGaetano Letizia & The Underworld Blues Rock Band3:43
2018-12-05Blackbird (live, 2018-12-05: Wiener Stadthalle, Wien, Austria)livePaul McCartney3:29
2019-09-28Big Me (slow version, dedicated to Weezer) (live, 2019-09-28: Rock in Rio Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)cover, instrumental, live and partialFoo Fighters?:??
2020-02-01Blackbird (live, 2020-02-01: Klub Hybrydy, Warsaw, Poland)cover and liveRiverside2:51
2020-02-01Blackbird (live, 2020-02-01: Klub Hybrydy, Warsaw, Poland)cover and liveRiverside3:28
2020BlackbirdcoverEvelyn Cormier2:33
2021-04-06 – 2021-04-09BlackbirdcoverAsya Fateyeva, Lautten Compagney, Wolfgang Katschner2:29
(Medley) - Blackbird ... Blue Moon Of Kentucky ... She's A Womancover and medleyPaul McCartney1:51
Beatles Sweet - II. Blackbirdcover高橋アキ1:21
Beautiful Day / Blackbird / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (live, 2005-07-29: Ullevi Stadion, Gothenburg, Sweden)cover, live and medleyU2?:??
Black Birdcover and instrumentalDaddy Plays1:29
Black Birdcover and instrumentalFred Benedetti & Peter Pupping2:12
Black Birdcover and instrumentalMario DaSilva2:12
Black BirdThe Beatles2:21
Black BirdliveThe Beatles?:??
Black BirdcoverLitto Nebbia3:03
Black BirdMax Zentawer Trio5:23
Black Bird (Let's Go TV track)coverThe Guess Who2:25
BLACK BIRDcover山田タマル?:??
BlackbirdcoverUlf Wakenius, Lars Danielsson & Magnus Öström5:50
Blackbirdcover and instrumentalVitamin String Quartet2:33
BlackbirdcoverTrijntje Oosterhuis3:15
Blackbird (Wings Over The World Tour Rehearsal)livePaul McCartney & Wings2:35
Blackbirdcover and instrumentalEckhardt Günther & Hans Mühre2:01
BlackbirdPaul McCartney1:25
Blackbird (Wings Over The World Tour Rehearsal)livePaul McCartney & Wings3:20
BlackbirdcoverDenny Laine2:32
BlackbirdPaul McCartney1:02
BlackbirdcoverBaby Blanket Music2:58
Blackbird (live, 1976-06: Cow Palace, Daly City, CA, USA)cover and liveWings2:38
BlackbirdcoverThe Sign Posters?:??
BlackbirdcoverVibes & Strings5:03
BlackbirdcoverLouis van Dyke3:05
BlackbirdcoverMike Clark and Michael Zilber5:32
BlackbirdPaul McCartney3:47
Blackbirdcover and instrumentalRoar Engelberg?:??
Blackbirdcover and instrumentalGabriella Quevedo2:39
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