Is it possible to link from the Beatles to any other band or artist in the world in only five steps? There is only one way to find out. This one links from the Beatles to Bettye LaVette in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – Blackbird
Taken from the Beatles album The Beatles (also referred to as the White Album), Blackbird may well be credited as a Beatles song but every single part of the song was constructed and played by Paul McCartney.
2. Paul McCartney & Wings – Live And Let Die
This Paul McCartney & Wings song was used as the theme tune to the James Bond of the same film and became a number 9 hit in the UK charts in June 1973. It later became a number 5 hit in late 1991 when it was covered by Guns And Roses.
3. Guns And Roses – Sympathy For The Devil
In their later years Guns And Roses became something of a glorified cover band. This song here hit a peak of number 9 in the UK charts in early 1995 and was, of course, originally by the Rolling Stones.
4. Rolling Stones – Salt Of The Earth
This song was never released as a single in the UK, but can be found on their album Beggars Banquet. It has been covered by many different bands and artists, including the following.
5. Bettye LaVette – Salt Of The Earth
This Bettye LaVette cover version of the Rolling Stones song Salt Of The Earth can be found on her album Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook.