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Thread #84613 Message #1568560
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
22-Sep-05 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Jimmy Page- Plagiarist of the Blues?
Subject: RE: Jimmy Page- Plagiarist of the Blues?
A few years ago, Merseyside DJ/Rock Writer, Spencer Leigh, had an on-going feature on his Radio Merseyside show wherein listeners would write in informing Spencer of songs that they thought were "ripping off" earlier songs. One such song was Fleetwood Mac's " Albatross", which it seems is very much like a Chuck Berry song. Being very astute, Spencer wondered why Chuck hadn't caused a fuss about the matter, and suggested that maybe Chuck had "borrowed" his version from an earlier source. Sure enough, another listener suggested that a 1940s tune by T-Bone Walker was Chuck inspiration!