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 Carl Nelke Company 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 – All Shook Up
This was the 12th chart hit for Elvis Presley in the UK and the first of his many number ones, reaching the top spot in June 1957. It has been covered many times including a version, on the album Wanted, from Cliff Richard.
4. Cliff Richard – Living Doll
Cliff Richard was sometimes, in the early days, known as the British answer to Elvis! Anyway, this song here was his first number one in the UK, reaching the top spot in July 1959. Moving on now, there are a number of songs that Cliff Richards has covered, and plenty of his songs that have been covered – like the following song.
5. Carl Nelke Company – Living Doll
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The Carl Nelke Company cover version of the Cliff Richard song Living Doll can be found on the 1987 album Twelve Steps To Dance.