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    Rip-off

    Taj Mahal has composed the song " Jorge Ben" A1 in 1972. Rod Stewart has stolen it in 1978. Do you recognize his disco hit? Anybody found further rip-offs?
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    WHy don’t you sue Rod?

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    Who was the first?

    Quote Originally Posted by Challenger604 View Post
    WHy don’t you sue Rod?
    Tell me: who was the first to steal this melody?
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    For more rip-offs, just look into Led Zeppelins lost lawsuits... ;-)

    Or Coldplay. Famous for this composing technique. ;-)
    https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2005...ts-plagiarism/

    "In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Coldplay front man Chris Martin has admitted to plagiarizing many, if not most, of the songs he wrote. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz The Cat View Post
    Tell me: who was the first to steal this melody?
    You really do think I care?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenger604 View Post
    You really do think I care?
    Ah, ah, ah. If you didn't care, you wouldn't even spend the time replying... ;-)

    BTW Some people say that plagiarism/coincidences is normal and is the nature of music. After all, how many different songs can be written with 12 notes? Well, ask yourself how many original books have been written with 26 letters? ;-)

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    The Kinks, Rats, 1970, Pye Germany, 14 790 AT, 7"

    Dave Davis' 1970 "Rats" is a rip-off from Yardbirds' 1966 "Stroll on" (Blow-up) which is a rip-off from Tiny Bradshaw's 1951 "Train kept a-rollin", which is a rip-off from.....
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    Deep Purple, Shades Of Deep Purple, 1968, Odeon Germany, 1C 062-04175

    50 years since this one!
    The writer credits at B4 "Hey Joe" are obviously wrongly credited to Deep Purple.
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    In an interview , Led Zeppelin (P&P) noted that "in the 70's everybody borrowed from each other"
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    Out of their heads

    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    In an interview , Led Zeppelin (P&P) noted that "in the 70's everybody borrowed from each other"
    Paul McCartney: where did he steal his melodies? They came out of his head!
    John Lennon: dito
    Elton John:dito
    Billy Joel:dito

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz The Cat View Post
    50 years since this one!
    The writer credits at B4 "Hey Joe" are obviously wrongly credited to Deep Purple.
    Being a Hendrix fan, I did a bit of searching and found the song has (or may have) roots in the UK going back into the 50's but was copyrighted in 1962 by Billy Roberts. Some were claiming it was a 'traditional' song which, depending on whose rewriting history at the moment, often means an unknown author.

    The mis-crediting by Deep Purple is widely acknowledged and was apparently corrected on subsequent stampings.

    So, it's not a big deal.

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    Roy Orbison, Domino, Credits to Sam Phillips

    Some kind of hostile take-over: the 1956 (in Sun Studios Memphis recorded) song "Domino" A7 was composed by Roy Orbison but it was credited to Sam Phillips. He had bought the copyright! Is this a Sam Phillips song?
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    Joe Bonamassa, Live From Beacon Theatre, 72nd Street Subway Blues

    This is Peter Green's "Oh well" part one. But it is sooooo well done!
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    John Prine, "Sam Stone", 1971 vs. Pink Floyd, "Post war dream", 1983

    Listen to John Prine's "Sam Stone" from 1971 album and compare with Pink Floyd's "Post war dream" from LP "Final Cut" 1983. Who was first? The lyrics of both songs are very impressive: post war nightmares....
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    Jethro Tull, We used to know, from LP Stand up, 1969

    The Eagles opened the concerts for Jethro Tull in USA in 1970. Do you guess the hit they made out of this tune?
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