My friend David (hi, David!) alerted me to a passage in Keith Richards‘ autobiography, Life, in which Uncle Keith mentioned a similarity (apparently inadvertent, courtesy of Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger) between a Rolling Stones song and a k.d. lang song.
This similarity to be precise:
I’m very pleased to state that I don’t have to go into detail about how the coincidence came about, because it’s been done already…
As I was gathering information for this post (artist links, artwork for the MP3s etc.), I found an older post by Steve Simels (Hi, Mr. Smiles!) over at his PowerPop blog which discusses this very coincidence. Terrible Confession Time: I’m a regular reader of PowerPop (it’s one of about 15 blogs I check every morning) but must admit that I’d completely forgotten about that post. Oops. Anyway, Steve details the circumstances of the coincidence, and does it better than I could. Plus, Steve supplied full versions of both songs – which makes the rest of this post superfluous.
Nevertheless, here are the full versions: