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Hotel California, the popular rock music song from the late 1970s, which is still revered and widely listened to until now, was stolen! That’s right, the Eagles copied the song. In 2009, the song was certified Platinum – Digital Sales Award, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over a million copies, downloaded digitally. Hotel California topped Billboard charts in 1977 and was ranked number 49 on “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”, a list compiled by the highly esteemed Rolling Stones magazine. But, the song was burglarized and no one seems to care, heaping accolades for the song and its writers’ decades after the original release.
Ian Anderson, lead singer of an old band, Jethro Tull, acknowledged that the Eagles had toured with his band in the early 1970s and it is not a mere coincidence that the popular “Hotel California” song displays striking similarities to Jethro Tull’s song “We Used to Know.” Anderson showed great poise while discussing the uncanny resemblance between the two songs, arguing the Eagles may have internalized the song and then subconsciously re-introduced the musical tune in their popular “Hotel California” song.
He goes on to state it’s highly unlikely to discover a chord sequence, which hasn’t been previously played. It’s almost guaranteed mathematically that if you play a guitar looking for something new, you will eventually string together bits of old tunes rearranged to form your song. Inventions in all other spheres of life take the same route as innovations in the music industry.