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Great Artists Steal…

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

…but what about Tom Petty?

You be the judge. Here’s a song called “Here Comes the Night” by the Irish band Them (featuring Van Morrison, and much more well-known for their B-side “Gloria”) from 1964 (wikipedia page).

Here Comes the Night” by Them

And here’s the well-known Tom Petty song, in case you’ve forgotten.

Here Comes My Girl” by Tom Petty

Some might say that karma got revenge on Tom Petty, in the form of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ take on his “Last Dance for Mary-jane”, the contemptibly unlistenable “Danni California.”