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 Tri Continental 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 – Let’s Spend The Night Together

This song was the 12th chart hit in the UK for the Rolling Stones, reaching a peak of number 3 in January 1967. Since then it has been covered by many different bands and artists, including the following.

4. Muddy Waters – Let’s Spend The Night Together

This Muddy Waters cover version of the Rolling Stones song Let’s Spend The Night Together can be found on his 1968 album Electric Mud. Anyroads, there are plenty of songs that Muddy Waters has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.

5. Tri Continental – Honey Bee

The Tri Continental cover version of the Muddy Waters song Honey Bee can be found on their 2002 album Live.