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 Slinky Vagabond in five simple steps.

1. Beatles – Cry For A Shadow

This Lennon/Harrison penned song was a very early Beatles number. A version of it is on their Anthology album. It was originally recorded by the Beatles in Hamburg when they were recording songs with Tony Sheridan.

2. Tony Sheridan – Sweet Georgia Brown

This number was also recorded in Hamburg and has the Beatles playing back up band to singer Tony Sheridan. The song itself was an old one (even by then) having been recorded in 1932 by Bing Crosby.

3. Bing Crosby – Isle Of Innisfree

This song was the first Bing Crosby number to chart in the UK, reaching a peak of number 3 in November 1952. In 2007, thanks to downloads the song Little Drummer Boy charted which was sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

4. David Bowie – Fame

This David Bowie song was released as a single in the UK in August 1975 and reached the very top of the charts, a feat it also achieved in the US. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that David Bowie has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Slinky Vagabond – Boys Keep Swinging

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The Slinky Vagabond cover version of the David Bowie song Boys Keep Swinging can be found on the 2007 album Hero – The Main Man Records Tribute To David Bowie.