Musical coincidences # 262

June 17, 2012

This coincidence is a fairly noticeable one, and I only noticed it the other day when I heard Cliff Richard song from 1976 that I’d never heard before. (And I’m just quietly wondering to myself why no-one seems to have noticed this before. It’s pretty noticeable.)

Here’s how the chorus of Cliff Richard’s 1976 non-hit-single “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” begins:

Cliff Richard – “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” (1976)

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And here’s a part of the exceedingly well-known Dr. Hook song, “Sylvia’s Mother“:

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – “Sylvia’s Mother (1972) (excerpt)

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Yes indeed.

By the way, there’s another coincidence in the Cliff Richard song, but I don’t want to make too big a deal out of it because it’s tiny. This is how “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” starts:

Cliff Richard – “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” (1976) (excerpt 2)

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That reminds me of:

The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun (1969) (excerpt)

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No biggie.

Here are the full versions:

Cliff Richard – “Hey Mr. Dream Maker” (1976)

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Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – “Sylvia’s Mother (1972)

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The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun (1969)

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