Musical coincidences # 141

I’d always thought that ELO‘s “Mr. Blue Sky” was a song-length expansion of the “Woke up, fell out of bed…” bit in “A Day In The Life“:

The Beatles – “A Day In The Life (1967) (excerpt)

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Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky (1977) (excerpt)

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That’s what I used to think. Not anymore. Not since I had another listen to The Kinks‘ “Do You Remember Walter”:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky (1977) (excerpt)

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The Kinks – “Do You Remember Walter” (1968) (excerpt)

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The full versions:

Electric Light Orchestra – “Mr. Blue Sky (1977)

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The Kinks – “Do You Remember Walter” (1968)

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The Beatles – “A Day In The Life (1967)

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