Musical coincidences # 260

June 14, 2012

This coincidence is brought to you by Elton John who, in a 1979 episode of Australian cultural institution TV music show Countdown, quite cheerfully spilled some beans* on friend/verbal sparring partner Rod Stewart.

When I recently watched (and thoroughly enjoyed) that 1979 episode of Countdown, Elton appeared in a mini-interview with the show’s host, Ian “Molly” Meldrum. The interview was preceded by a cameo from Mr. Stewart, then Elton appeared and started talking about…

I think it’d be better if Elton did the talking:

And away we go…

Rod Stewart – “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (1978) (excerpt)

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Jorge Ben – “Taj Mahal” (1976) (excerpt)

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Oh yeah.

Here are the full versions:

Rod Stewart – “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? (1978)

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Jorge Ben – “Taj Mahal” (1976)

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That version of “Taj Mahal” was a remake of the same song from 1972.

Here’s Jorge Ben’s earlier version:

Jorge Ben – “Taj Mahal” (1972)

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(*Not literally.)

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