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 Geordie in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)

Written by Buzz Cason and Tony Moon, this song was originally a hit for Arthur Alexander. The Beatles version was recorded in 1963 and appears on their Live At The BBC album. The song has also been recorded by Pearl Jam.

2. Pearl Jam – Soldier Of Love

The Pear Jam version was recorded for the album No Boundaries: A Benefit For The Kosovar Refugees and was also released as a B-Side to their 1998 Fan Club Christmas single. The A-Side of which was Pearl Jam’s version of the song Last Kiss by Wayne Cochran and his band C. C. Rider – which was also the name of a famous song.

3. Elvis Presley – C C Rider

The age of this song predates the charts, first being recorded in 1924 by Gertrude Rainey. Since that time it has become something of a staple song, having been covered by numerous bands and artists, including the following version by the Animals.

4. Animals – C C Rider

Taken from their album Animalization, the Animals version of this song was released as a single in North America. It reached a peak of number 10 in the US but did much better in Canada where it hit the number one spot. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Animals have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Geordie – House Of The Rising Sun

This Geordie cover version of the Animals hit House Of The Rising Sun can be found on their album Don’t Be Fooled By The Name.