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Thread #84613   Message #1568539
Posted By: Goose Gander
22-Sep-05 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Jimmy Page- Plagiarist of the Blues?
Subject: RE: Jimmy Page- Plagiarist of the Blues?
That was Ulijon Roth who played those wild, drug-induced (?) classical-psychedelic-blues guitar lines on early Scorpions LPs. My friends and I called him "Uli", and he definately had a sound of his own, regardless of who influenced him. From whom did 'steal' the the classical influence?

To directly lift words and melodies from another musician's composition without giving credit is indeed theft. To absorb influences from antecedent forms and to make something new out of this is the essence of creativity. Big difference between the two.

Yeah, Thin Lizzy definately took a lot from the blues. I wonder, was Phil Lynott stealing from himself?