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    O love a bit of boogie boogie, Ella! I haven't heard of Bumble & the Stingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elderpiano View Post
    O love a bit of boogie boogie, Ella! I haven't heard of Bumble & the Stingers.
    Thanks, elderpiano - they had only a brief moment of fame. If you blinked, you probably missed it!
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    Love Pink Floyd.

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    This 1975 hit, Greg Lake's I believe in Father Christmas, uses Prokofiev's Troika as an instrumental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ella Beck View Post
    This 1975 hit, Greg Lake's I believe in Father Christmas, uses Prokofiev's Troika as an instrumental.




    Wonderful Ella,
    Yes, they used, Prokofiev's Troika. Wonderful theme!
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    Here's a number from this century, but it perfectly exemplifies the thread title Old, Popular & Classical, because it's an Indie song based on Beethoven's Ode to Joy.

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    This has been a very useful thread for looking at the way classical music has been used in pop music.
    https://www.classicfm.com/discover-m...tle-mix-faure/

    Of course it goes the other way too - composers of classical music often use folk tunes in their work, and these are only the pop songs of an earlier day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Watt View Post
    Ella Beck! I am starting to accede to you fastidious approach to thread use.
    Do songs where English lyrics were used instead of the original foreign language count here?
    Not really, no...
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    Here's a pop record from 1964 - Julie Rogers, The Wedding - that makes play of the classical theme of Ave Maria:

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    Here's something that in fashion terms is old (1980), was a 'popular music' release, and uses a classical theme - from J. S. Bach.

    It's Sky's Toccata - and it's fabulous!

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    Apollo 100's 'Joy' (1972) is based on Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring:

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    The Toys' Lover Concerto uses Bach's Minuet in G from the Anna Magdalena notebook - it was a hit in 1965.

    It was covered by another more famous girls' group in 1966, the Supremes.

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