The Flaming Lips Will Cover The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ as Tribute to Steve Jobs

The Flaming Lips Will Cover The Beatles’ ‘Revolution’ as Tribute to Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was a massive fan of English rock band The Beatles, and once revealed in an interview for 60 Minutes that his business plan was inspired by the group. To honor Steve’s life and his achievements, The Flaming Lips will provide a special performance at the O Music Awards on October 31 where they will perform a cover of The Beatles‘ “Revolution”.

The performance will be recorded on one of Steve’s greatest inventions, the iPad, and posted to the O Music Awards website, where the tribute was announced earlier today:

The performance will go down during the course of the O Music Awards broadcast, which will kick off on October 31 at 8:30pm PDT/11:30pm EST. The Lips — whose frontman Wayne Coyne is nominated for an O Music Award for Digital Genius — will then bust out with the Beatles’ “Revolution”. The whole deal will be recorded on an iPad.

In an interview for 60 Minutes, Steve once revealed that the band were his model for business:

My model for business is The Beatles: They were four guys that kept each other’s negative tendencies in check; they balanced each other. And the total was greater than the sum of the parts. Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.

Steve’s love of The Beatles is mentioned a number of times throughout Walter Isaacson’s authorized Steve Jobs biography, in addition to his love for Bob Dylan:

I asked him a well-worn question: the Beatles or the Stones? “If the vault was on fire and I could grab only one set of master tapes, I would grab the Beatles,” he answered. “The hard one would be between the Beatles and Dylan. Somebody else could have replicated the Stones. No one could have been Dylan or the Beatles.”

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