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 Turbonegro 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 – Suffragette City
This David Bowie song was never released as a single in the UK. It did appear as a B-side though and, of course, can be found on the album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. Since then it has been covered by quite a few different bands and artists, including the following.
5. Turbonegro – Suffragette City
This version of the David Bowie song Suffragette City was released as a single by Turbonegro in 1998.