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Imitation: Musical Theft or Homage?

Back in the U.S.S.R. When the double record The Beatles, now known as the White Album, landed in 1968, we all knew that a different side to the Beatles’ creativity was being shown. In fact, I sat with the lyrics … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Grew

Bitter Sweet Symphony In the beginning, this was a Rolling Stones’ song:   Then their manager had an instrumental version recorded with his group, the Andrew Oldham Orchestra:   That’s the version that The Verve sampled for their new song … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something New

Barracuda Sometimes, the journey of a song takes a couple of strange turns. Would you believe this one started life as a Joni Mitchell tune?   Then Nazareth covered the song, adding an interesting riff at the beginning:   Heart … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something Blues

Dazed & Confused Some songs come a long way from their original creation. This one, for example, was first recorded by Jake Holmes:   Then the Yardbirds adapted it slightly for a live recording:   Finally, Led Zepplin recorded what … Continue reading

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