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Covers of "Both Sides Now"

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Since she wrote it in 1967, Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” has been covered by a number of other artists—including Judy Collins, whose version of the song earned her a Grammy in 1968 and closed out last night’s season finale of Mad Men. (Mitchell recorded the song herself and released it on the album Clouds in 1969.) Here are a few other versions of the famous song as recorded by everyone from Leonard Nimoy to Hole.

Bing Crosby

From the TV variety show The Hollywood Palace.

Frank Sinatra

Old Blue Eyes called his version “From Both Sides Now.”

Leonard Nimoy

Spock’s cover appeared on the 1974 album Outer Space/Inner Mind.

Willie Nelson

Hole

This version of the song, called “Clouds,” appeared on the Courtney Love-fronted band’s 1991 debut album, Pretty on the Inside.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The song was replaced for the Broadway adaptation with Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors.”

Carly Rae Jepsen

Call her, maybe, with your thoughts on this Canadian songstress’s cover, which appeared on her 2012 EP, Curiosity.

Joni Mitchell

Mitchell recorded a somber version of the song for the 2000 album Both Sides Now. It also appeared on the soundtrack of the movie Love Actually.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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