Musical coincidences # 324

October 31, 2012

My friend Zolland (Well hello Zolly!) told me about this coincidence.

After hearing it, I came to the conclusion that I didn’t want to bandy about such ugly terms like “blatant theft”, or “shameless pilfering”, or “you’ve gotta be kidding me” in describing this coincidence. For someone with as delicate a sensibility as Zolland, that might be a bit too much.

So I thought I’d use the term that Zolland used when he told me about it. He called it “noticeable”.

This coincidence is very noticeable.

The Five Americans – “Black Is White – Day Is Night (1967) (excerpt)

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

Oh, by the way…

I reckon you could also add this to the mix:

Billy Joe Royal – “Hush (1967) (excerpt)

Here are the full versions:

The Five Americans – “Black Is White – Day Is Night (1967)

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

Billy Joe Royal – “Hush (1967)

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