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 Noel Redding 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. Moving on now – there are plenty of songs that the Rolling Stones have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.
4. Crickets – Not Fade Away
Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, and also recorded by the Rolling Stones, the song Not Fade Away was recorded by Holly’s band the Crickets in May 1957. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that the Crickets have covered, and plenty of their songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Noel Redding – Not Fade Away
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The Noel Redding cover version of the Crickets song Not Fade Away can be found on the 2003 album West Cork Tuning.