Musical coincidences # 138

October 31, 2011

Today’s coincidence involves only about four notes – but I noticed it, so here it is.

Long May You Run” starts its verses with this vocal melody:

The StillsYoung Band – “Long May You Run (1976) (excerpt)

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Slow it down a bit and I reckon you have yourself something very much like the vocal melody at the start of the verses in “Celluloid Heroes“:

The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes (1972) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

The StillsYoung Band – “Long May You Run (1976)

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The Kinks – “Celluloid Heroes (1972)

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