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 Lightnin’ Hopkins in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – I Wanna Be Your Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biyXavhxwis

This Lennon and McCartney penned song, with vocals from Ringo Starr was featured on their album With The Beatles. It was later a chart hit for the Rolling Stones.

2. 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. Next up is a random Rolling Stones cover version.

3. Ryan Adams – Brown Sugar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urFip7VBoc4

This Ryan Adams cover version of the Rolling Stones song Brown Sugar was featured on his album New Songs And Cover Versions. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Ryan Adams has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

4. Grateful Dead – Wharf Rat

The Grateful Dead song Wharf Rat was covered by Ryan Adams on his album 2005-06-16: Stubb’s BBQ, Austin, TX, USA. Moving on now, there are a number of songs that Grateful Dead have covered, and plenty of their songs that have been covered – like the following song.

5. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Katie Mae

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAe11J6Y5wI

The Lightnin’ Hopkins song Katie Mae was covered by the Grateful Dead on their album¬†History of the Grateful Dead, Volume 1: Bear’s Choice.