Ludwig would have turned 245 in two days, so we will mark the occasion now. And why not start with the "You Say It's Your Birthday" boys, The Beatles, but this time with great live version of "Roll Over, Beethoven." Then Chuck Berry live, after cool intro (plus duck walk). Below that, Joni Mitchell's tribute to Ludwig. And go here for our recent film and book on the amazing global influence of Beethoven's Ninth.