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 Stacey Kent in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – That’s All Right Mama
Written by and originally performed by Arthur Crudup, the Beatles recorded their version of the song in the early 1960’s for the BBC and it is available on their Live At The BBC Album. It has also been recorded by Elvis.
2. Elvis Presley – That’s All Right Mama
Arguably the song that started it all for Elvis Presley. His version of the Arthur Crudup penned song was recorded in the 1950’s but it didn’t become a hit until it was available for download in 2004 when it reached number 3 in the UK charts.
3. Cliff Richard – Living Doll
Cliff Richard was sometimes, in the early days, known as the British answer to Elvis! Anyway, this song here was his first number one in the UK, reaching the top spot in July 1959. Anyway, next up is a random Cliff Richard cover!
4. Carole King – You’ve Got A Friend
This Carole King written song, later covered by Cliff Richard, can be found on her album Tapestry. Moving on now, there are a number of songs that Carole King has covered, and plenty of her songs that have been covered – like the following song.
5. Stacey Kent – You’ve Got A Friend
This Stacey Kent cover version of the Carole King written song You’ve Got A Friend can be found on her album Boy Next Door.