I've heard said that the Beatles recorded more of his songs than any other artists.
I love John's version of "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Too Much Monkey Business" on "... BBC".
BTW, in Too Much Monkey Business ... what exactly DOES John sing at the end of each chorus ... "Too much monkey business for me to ? " (I hear "to imbibe again", but I'm guessing that may not be right!)
That has been happening forever brew. Artists have been pinching little riffs off of others. Here's my favorite that John pinched from Pee Wee Crayton's 1954 78 rpm record. With an appropriate title. lol btw this maybe the first record that a Stratocaster guitar was used on!
John did Bony Moronie" (Larry Williams) – Rock 'n' Roll, 1975 as a solo artist is that the missing song.
Oh, I see. I was defining "The Beatles" as "John, Paul, George, and Ringo" as a group, who recorded together from the very early '60s until very early 1970 (well, Paul, George, and Ringo for that very early 1970 part).