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 Buckinghams in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

There are two versions of the Beatles doing this song. This one is the one from their album Beatles For Sale, and they also have a version on their Live At The BBC album. The song was written by, and originally performed by Carl Perkins.

2. Carl Perkins – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

Songsmith Carl Perkins wrote many songs that would later be covered by other bands. This one, later done by the Beatles, featured on the 1957 album Sun Dance Album Of Carl Perkins. While signed at Sun Records, Carl Perkins was a member of a (super)group known as the Million Dollar Quartet, alongside Elvis Presley.

3. Elvis Presley – Love Me Tender

Has anyone ever come close to matching the chart career of Elvis Presley? No, and no one will ever! Anyway, this song here hit the number one spot in the US and the number 11 spot in the UK charts in 1956. It has been covered many times including the following.

4. James Brown – Love Me Tender

This soulful version of Love Me Tender from James Brown was released as a tribute to Elvis in 1978. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that James Brown has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Buckinghams – I’ll Go Crazy

The Buckinghams cover version of the James Brown song I’ll Go Crazy can be found on the 1997 album Places in Five.