Rod Stewart vs. The Beatles


This is a great one submitted by David.

Wikipedia cites a quote regarding Rod Stewart’s track and its similarity to The Beatles “Don’t Let Me Down” and says

 In a 1980 interview, John Lennon said, “the lawyers never noticed”.

The Beatles - "Don't Let Me Down" (1969)
Rod Stewart - "The Killing of Georgie (Part I and II)" (1976)

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Rod Stewart vs. Jorge Ben

Beatles vs:

Bon Jovi
Diana Ross
The Offspring
The Jam
Steely Dan vs. XTC vs. Bob Dylan
Saturday Night Live

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5 Replies to “Rod Stewart vs. The Beatles”

  1. Mark Adams

    This was submitted in a comment on The Beatles vs. Bon Jovi. I didn’t make this addition, but I added I’d Rather Go Blind by Etta James (1968) (which Rod covered) and Bitter Wine by Bon Jovi (1995), the Bon Jovi song even having a line saying I’d rather go blind, so considering the similarity between all these songs, it seems Bon Jovi got I’ll Be There for You (1988) from I’d Rather Go Blind. I also have said about Underneath the Neon Lights by The Kinks.

    On a different subject, with the recent release of Led Zep’s Presence, In Through the Out Door and Coda Deluxe Editions, completing the series, no one can seek an injunction against the rereleases of any of their albums.

    1. Mark Adams

      Yes, I understand, but ideally, it would be good to know more of the story in advance, although with nearly 10,350 comments, the site comes to resemble a maze. On another topic, can anyone tell me which song the chorus of Lips Are Moving by Meghan Trainor sounds like? I know All About that Bass, amongst other things, sounds like Four and Twenty Hours by Nana Mouskouri (1977) and I’m sure Lips Are Moving sounds like something, but I can’t place the song.


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