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 Hoyt Axton 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, who as a solo artist recorded the song Live And Let Die, which was later a hit for Guns And Roses.

2. Guns And Roses – Live And Let Die

In their later years Guns And Roses became something of a glorified cover band. This song here hit a peak of number 5 in the UK charts in early 1991. In early 1995 they had a number 9 hit with the song Sympathy For The Devil, which was originally by the Rolling Stones.

3. Rolling Stones – Come On

This song was the debut chart hit in the UK from the Rolling Stones, reaching a peak of number 21 in July 1963. It was written by and originally recorded by Chuck Berry.

4. Chuck Berry – Come On

It was only two years previous to the Rolling Stones version that the Chuck Berry original was released on the album The Great Twenty Eight. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Chuck Berry has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Hoyt Axton – Maybelline

This Hoyt Axton cover version of the Chuck Berry song Maybelline can be found on his album Life Machine.