The Weeklings Pay Tribute to the Fab Four With Beatles Cover; Rooftop Performance
It was Beatlemania all over again in Asbury Park, as The Weeklings recreated The Beatles 1969 rooftop concert filming a video of their cover of The Fab Four’s “I’ve Just Seen a Face.”
The group unveiled the single live Saturday night (Jan. 14) at the Count Basie Theater for the Arts at Light of Day, performing as part of The Main Event in celebration of founder Bob Benjamin’s Birthday Bash.
In the video, the band–Lefty Weekling (Glen Burtnik), Zeek Weekling (Bob Burger), Rocky Weekling (John Merjave) and Smokestack Weekling (Joe Bellia) are seen performing — and subsequently replaced by younger, female musicians (Laila Ortiz, Skylar Moody, Michelle Merjave and Annalise DeLuca) — on the roof of the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel.
“When I was a kid, the ‘Rubber Soul’ album came out. Side One, track one was ‘I’ve Just Seen A Face’
here in the U.S. It was a bouncy, positive start to a wonderful disc,” Burtnik said in a statement.
He continued: “The Weeklings have often enjoyed rearranging Beatles’ music and decided to attempt
our own take on this classic tune. Like our versions of ‘The Word’, ‘Baby You’re a Rich Man”, and ‘What’s The New Mary Jane?’”
The song, he said, isn’t an exact replica as “we added our own spin to this beloved song. The beat is different from the original, but I dare you to resist singing along with this amazing Paul McCartney melody!”
The song was originally released on The Beatles’ 1965 albums Help! (in Europe) and Rubber Soul (in the United States).
The song is available on Apple Music. Watch below: