Rokes in video - Let's Live For Today

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A selection of images from a rare video documenting a performance (1968) of the original authors of the famous song Let's Live For Today, especially known for the version by the Grass Roots. The Rokes were an english band that gathered their wider success in Italy during the sixties, and the powerful song were proposed initially in Italian, with the title "Piangi come me" (cry with me) and different lyrics, as the B-side of their main success in Italy,"Che colpa abbiamo noi" (a cover song from Cheryl's Going Home of Bob Lind). The Rokes version, published in England in 1967, is even superior to the Grass Roots one (that came few months later their recordings) but their attempt to impose an international hit failed. A complete history of the different versions can be readed here).

 

Rokes in video

Posner, Charlton & Shel Mike Shepstone: leading voice Shel Shapiro: second voice
When I think of all the worries the people seem to find / And how they're in a hurry to complicate their mind By chasing after money and dreams that can't come true / I'm glad that we are different, we've better things to do / May others plan their future
I'm busy lovin' you
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
Mike Shepstone drums and leading vocals Bob Posner on electric bass John Charlton on lead guitar
We were never meant to worry the way that people do
 
And I don't need to hurry as long as I'm with you / We'll take it nice and easy and use my simple plan You'll be my lovin' woman, I'll be your lovin' man We'll take the most from living, have pleasure while we can
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
John and Shel playing the electric guitars designed by Charlton, with bird tail shaped Shel Shapiro  Shel Shapiro
Posner & Charlton Mike Shepstone's drums in a dominant position Mike Shepstone
Baby, I need to feel you inside of me
I got to feel you deep inside of me
Baby please come close to me
I got to have you now, please, please, please
Gimme some-a lovin', gimme some-a lovin'
Gotta gimme some-a lovin', gimme some-a lovin'
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
Baby gimme some-a lovin'
Gimme some-a lovin, I need all your lovin'
Gimme some-a lovin, I need all your lovin'
Give me some love, now
I need all your lovin'
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
1-2-3-4
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, (let's) live for today
And don't worry 'bout tomorrow, hey, hey, hey
Sha-la-la-la-la-la, live for today
Live for today
     
  

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