They're two of the greatest bands of all-time – arguably the two greatest bands all-time. One's on Spotify. One isn't. But that hasn't stopped you lot from creating some amazing mixtapes dedicated to both the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Here's four of the best:
Before we begin, let's take a look at who The Beatles are – their "musical affiliations, influences, partnerships, label connections and even occasionally links and tangents" – on this brilliant Playdio Spotify radio show. Everyone from Isaac Hayes and Ray Charles, to Michael Jackson and Average White Band feature here.
So, the Beatles aren't on Spotify. We all know that by now. But what you may not know is that there's a wealth of amazing Fab Four covers waiting to be unearthed. And where better to start than here – with 63 of the best around from Regina Spector, the Beach Boys, the Supremes and more. avante
"The Rolling Stones are not just great songwriters, Bart Farasyn says. "They also recorded many songs written by their favourite artists." He right, you know. They're the band that introduced people like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson to a wider audience. All these artists, and the Stones' versions of their songs, feature here.
We really like this playlist, created by David Berlin. It's simple, laconic and very, very cool: 10 of the best cover versions of Rolling Stones tracks ever recorded. Featured here: Joan Baez, the Who, Rotary Connection, David Bowie and more.
Long live the mixtape!
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