Stevie Van Zandt Names One Of The Five Musicians The Beatles And Rolling Stones Covered

Stevie Van Zandt, as you know, is one of the most active rockers on Twitter and does not neglect to share a lot of information that enlightens music lovers. The guitarist, who is also very actively engaged with other users via tweets, shared that Arthur Alexander was one of the five artists covered by both the Rolling Stones and the Beatles when a user mentioned the late singer’s name.

Initially, a user reminded Van Zandt of Arthur Alexander by mentioning his classic song ‘Anna,’ and asked the musician whether his records were ever getting played. Van Zandt replied by saying, “I had never heard of him. He was one of only five artists covered by both the Beatles and Stones.”

There were also many guesses in the comments about who the other four names were. Names such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Buddy Holly stood out. Eddie Cochran, Arthur Crudup, Muddy Waters, and Artie Reznick were also among the guesses.

Although we couldn’t confirm all those names covered by both legendary acts, we know that both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones delivered cover versions of the songs from Chuck Berry, the Miracles, and Bo Diddley.

As for Arthur Alexander, he was an American country-soul songwriter and singer. He passed away in 1993, leaving a great legacy behind. Known as one of the country-soul pioneers, the singer is still remembered for his musical genius.

Many giants have recorded covers of his songs, including the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Gerry, and the Pacemakers, Otis Redding, Tina Turner, Pearl Jam, and Jerry Lee Lewis. In other words, he was also one of the fathers of the ‘fathers’ of rock music.