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 Weldon Irvine in five simple steps.
1. Beatles – Don’t Let Me Down
This Beatles track was released as the B-Side to Get Back in 1969. It was originally intended to be included on the album Let It Be, but Phil Spector decided to drop it. Anyroads, it has been covered many times, including the following.
2. Stereophonics – Don’t Let Me Down
The Stereophonics have often covered this Beatles classic live and this acoustic version was included on a Beatles tribute album given away with a music magazine. In 1999 the Sterophonics teamed up with Tom Jones for the following song.
3. Tom Jones – Mama Told Me Not To Come
This Tom Jones and Stereophonics collaboration can be found on the Tom Jones album Reload and was released as a single in 2000 and reached a peak of number 4 in the UK charts. The first song Tom Jones charted with was the early 1965 number one hit It’s Not Unusual.
4. Marvin Gaye – It’s Not Unusual
This Marvin Gaye cover version of the Tom Jones hit It’s Not Unusual can be found on his album The Marvin Gaye Collection. There are plenty of other songs that Marvin Gaye has covered, and plenty of his songs that others have covered – like the following song.
5. Weldon Irvine – What’s Going On
The Weldon Irvine cover version of the Marvin Gaye hit What’ Going On can be found on the 1976 album Sinbad.