Musical coincidences # 160

December 15, 2011

Today’s coincidence comes to you courtesy of my friend Mr. Fabulous (aka Dr. Keats), with a little addition. (I couldn’t help myself.)

The astute Mr./Dr. noted the similarity between these two songs:

Fleetwood Mac – “Rhiannon (1975)


John Stewart – “Gold” (1979)


One factor that contributes to those two songs sounding related is the fact that John Stewart employed the services of two-fifths of Fleetwood Mac (the Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham fifths) to record “Gold”.

And when I listened to “Rhiannon” again, I remembered an Australian song that also messed around with the A minor chord:

Goanna – “Solid Rock” (1982)


Thanks, Mr. F, for supplying that coincidence.