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    Rain Song

    Once you know that the opening chords of Led Zeppelin 's Rain Song were inspired by George Harrison's Something, you can't stop hearing it....

    https://youtu.be/96hKPNjWDVc
    Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
    Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip itโ€™s been.

    #2
    Whoah. Mind blown. That's fantastic.

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      #3
      I mean, Pagey is a notorious...borrower. But I love that song anyway.
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        #4
        Originally posted by luna65 View Post
        I mean, Pagey is a notorious...borrower. But I love that song anyway.
        Yes, he did 'borrow' from lots of people, but this one was an open tribute. Harrison had said to him and John Paul Jones that Zeppelin's only weakness was that they never did any ballads, so Page wrote Rainsong in response, deliberately quoting the opening harmonies of Something. BTW the opening lyric line of Something was 'borrowed' by Harrison from an early James Taylor song, whom he had signed up to Apple Records. All's fair in rock and roll ... ๐Ÿ˜

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          #5
          I never thought about that - Rain Song and Something. Wow. Rain Song is definitely in my top 10 or even top 5 Zeppelin songs. Magic.

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            #6
            Originally posted by ragtime View Post

            Yes, he did 'borrow' from lots of people, but this one was an open tribute. Harrison had said to him and John Paul Jones that Zeppelin's only weakness was that they never did any ballads, so Page wrote Rainsong in response, deliberately quoting the opening harmonies of Something. BTW the opening lyric line of Something was 'borrowed' by Harrison from an early James Taylor song, whom he had signed up to Apple Records. All's fair in rock and roll ... ๐Ÿ˜
            Okay - I didn't know the story behind that one.
            Rabin-esque
            my labor of love (and obsessive research)
            rabinesque.blogspot.com

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              #7
              Originally posted by luna65 View Post

              Okay - I didn't know the story behind that one.
              I didn't either till last night, just before I posted.
              Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
              Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip itโ€™s been.

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