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 JJ Johnson 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 in his Wings day wrote Live And Let Die.

2. Guns And Roses – Sympathy For The Devil

In their later years Guns And Roses became something of a glorified cover band. Not only did they cover the Paul McCartney written song Live And Let Die they also covered this one, which hit a peak of number 9 in the UK charts in early 1995 and was, of course, originally by the Rolling Stones.

3. Rolling Stones – Stray Cat Blues

This song was never released as a single in the UK, but can be found on their album Beggars Banquet. It has been covered by many different bands and artists, including the following.

4. Bobby Womack – It’s All Over Now

Written by Bobby Womack and originally released as a hit by his band the Valentinos in June 1964, only a month before the Rolling Stones had a hit with their version of it. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that the Bobby Womack has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. JJ Johnson – Across 110th Street

The JJ Johnson cover version of the Bobby Womack song Across 110th Street can be found on the 1972 album Across 110th Street.