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Watch The Roots cover the 60s pop classic “More Today Than Yesterday”
50 years ago this winter, the NoCal psychedelic pop band Spiral Staircase released their biggest hit single, “More Today than Yesterday,” and this week Philadelphia sons The Roots paid tribute to the song in a closing segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The performance is set on the Django stage of the Roxy Hotel in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, and features Black Thought delivering some of the classic crooning we heard him debut with the “Conception” single last year, working the high notes on the prechorus and everything.
Watch the cover below, and compare it alongside the original. The Roots return to Philadelphia on Saturday, June 1st, when they’ll headline The Mann Center for the Performing Arts for the 2019 Roots Picnic. The 12th annual edition of the festival will feature 21 Savage, H.E.R., Raphael Saadiq, Tank & The Bangas, and more. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.