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Subject: Musical Thievery????? Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:51 am
After the fiasco last year surrounding a relative of a dead member of Taurus suing Led Zeppelin for stealing Stairway to Heaven and the recent successful suit against Sam Smith for stealing a Tom Petty song, I thought I'd weigh in on another example of heavy influence in a modern song, Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran.
now compare that to these tunes:
TOL's chorus progression (granted, progressions tend to not be a big deal. ripped progressions are everywhere):