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 Four Tet in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – Cry For A Shadow
This Lennon/Harrison penned song was a very early Beatles number. A version of it is on their Anthology album. It was originally recorded by the Beatles in Hamburg when they were recording songs with Tony Sheridan.
2. Tony Sheridan – Sweet Georgia Brown
This number was also recorded in Hamburg and has the Beatles playing back up band to singer Tony Sheridan. The song itself was an old one (even by then) having been recorded in 1932 by Bing Crosby, who later recorded Little Drummer Boy with David Bowie.
3. David Bowie – Changes
Despite being one of David Bowie’s best known songs this one was never a hit in the UK and only reached a peak of number 41 in the US. Nevertheless it is a top song. It shares a title with the following song.
4. Black Sabbath – Changes
This 1972 ballad from Black Sabbath was later a UK chart hit as a duet between Ozzy Osbourne and daughter Kelly Osbourne. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Black Sabbath have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Four Tet – Iron Man
This Four Tet cover version of the Black Sabbath song Iron Man can be found on the album Everything Comes and Goes: A Tribute to Black Sabbath.