Musical coincidences # 190

This coincidence is probably even less significant than yesterday’s (which was unimportant by anybody’s standards), but it was prompted by my friend Stonefish (Hi, Stoney!) over at his blog.

A few days ago the Stonemeister posted a cute song called “Bottle Of Wine” by The Royal Guardsmen. It starts like this:

The Royal Guardsmen – “Bottle Of Wine” (1968) (excerpt)

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When I heard that introduction, with those floor toms thumping away four beats to the bar, it instantly reminded me of the introduction of another song from two years later…

Zoot – “Eleanor Rigby (1970) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The Royal Guardsmen – “Bottle Of Wine” (1968)

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Zoot – “Eleanor Rigby (1970)

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To keep that wonderful floor tom thumping going a little more, here’s the original version of “Bottle Of Wine”:

The Fireballs – “Bottle Of Wine” (1968) (excerpt)

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Thanks, Stoner, for prompting today’s coincidence!

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