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 Mud in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

There are two versions of the Beatles doing this song. This one is the one from their album Beatles For Sale, and they also have a version on their Live At The BBC album. The song was written by, and originally performed by Carl Perkins.

2. Carl Perkins – Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby

Songsmith Carl Perkins wrote many songs that would later be covered by other bands. This one, later done by the Beatles, featured on the 1957 album Sun Dance Album Of Carl Perkins. While signed at Sun Records, Carl Perkins was a member of a (super)group known as the Million Dollar Quartet.

3. Million Dollar Quartet – Paralyzed

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

The Million Dollar Quartet were really a supergroup long before the term supergroup had even been invented. It featured the musical talents of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley!

4. Elvis Presley – (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

Has anyone ever come close to matching the chart career of Elvis Presley? No, and no one will ever! Anyway, this song here was released in the UK in July 1957 and hit a peak of number 3. It has been covered a few times including the following.

5. Mud – (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear

This Mud version of the song (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear can be found on their 1982 album Les Grays Mud.