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Pete Waterman on the classics
Bubblegum pop producer Pete Waterman (of Stock-Aitken- fame) has revealed that
he lifted the structures of many of his songs from classical compositions
Kylie Minogue's I Should Be So Lucky
is apparently based on Pachelbel's Canon in D
, and Dead Or Alive's You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
borrows from Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries
, one of about 20 times Waterman has copied from Wagner.
(I presume he refers to chord progressions and harmonies.)
Waterman also has the extraordinary temerity to compare himself to The Beatles and Burt Bacharach.
And while we've brought up Kylie Minogue, the ubiquitous pop star has recently described
herself as a drag queen caught in a woman's body. Funny; I once said almost the same thing about her.
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