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Oliver Sutton

Songs you didn't realise were covers.

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Jonny Cash hurt is actually by NIN. Trent Reznor. I have a Pal who is big into his music and he had no idea.

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Good topic Mr Sutton.

The first chart-hit from a pre-Rollermania Bay City Rollers was a song called "Keep On Dancing"  which I always though was an original.

Wrong, the original hit was by The Gentrys in 1965 - and even wasn't even an original...!

And Les McKeown didn't sing on the un-original, original Rollers version either...!

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Most people don't realise that Dancing In The Moonlight was first  recorded by a group called Boffalongo in 1969. The original songwriter Sherman Kelly is the singer on this version. Despite its upbeat feel good tempo Kelly actually wrote the song while recuperating after being robbed and beaten almost to death on a Caribbean island

Interestingly, most of the later covers follow the original pretty faithfully

 

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12 minutes ago, stormymonday_2011 said:

Most people don't realise that Dancing In The Moonlight was first  recorded by a group called Boffalongo in 1969. The original songwriter Sherman Kelly is the singer on this version. Despite its upbeat feel good tempo Kelly actually wrote the song while recuperating after being robbed and beaten almost to death on a Caribbean island

I bet he doesn't like cricket, oh no...!

 

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I will wager that a good proportion of British Motown Fans assume Walk Away Renee the Four Tops hit was scored by Holland, Dozier and Holland etc

In fact it was written and first performed by a bunch of white American teenagers, the now largely forgotten group the Left Banke.

Drop that bombshell into a conversation the next time your politically correct and racially attuned chums start proling on about white people stealing the black mans music

 

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Most people think "Dazed and Confused" was a Led Zeppelin song, but it was written by Jake Holmes and previously performed by The Yardbirds. (And to lower the tone a bit, the Beach Boys song 'Never Learn Not To Love' was a slightly rewritten version of 'Cease To Exist' by Charles Manson.:blink:)

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