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'Searching Wind'

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:47 pm
by blueonblue
I wonder if this piece of music inspired The Beatles to write 'The Fool on the Hill' ?




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Re: 'Searching Wind'

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:21 pm
by pljms
Yes except that I can't imagine that Paul McCartney, who apparently wrote 'The Fool On The Hill' by himself, would have had much if any opportunity to have heard the rarer than rare 'Searching Wind'.

This is as good an opportunity as any to feature Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch's delightful recording of 'The Fool On The Hill'.


Re: 'Searching Wind'

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:36 pm
by blueonblue
pljms wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:21 pm
Yes except that I can't imagine that Paul McCartney, who apparently wrote 'The Fool On The Hill' by himself, would have had much if any opportunity to have heard the rarer than rare 'Searching Wind'.

This is as good an opportunity as any to feature Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch's delightful recording of 'The Fool On The Hill'.

Paul,
That's a superb version.

My own particular favourite...




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Re: 'Searching Wind'

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:43 pm
by pljms
blue, the recording by Sergio Mendes is my particular favourite too and it's great to hear it again.

Re: 'Searching Wind'

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:56 pm
by Blair N. Cummings
I don`t know; these two melodies are too similar to my ears for that to be coincidental. Who knows what the composer of "Fool On the Hill" had an opportunity to hear?

Re: 'Searching Wind'

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:33 am
by Sara D
I see that 'The Searching Wind' is credited to the writing team of Heyman and Young. I wonder what their reaction was when they first heard 'The Fool On The Hill'? They couldn't have sued Lennon and McCartney for plagiarism because I'm sure we'd have heard about it.

Re: 'Searching Wind'

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:54 am
by pljms
Certainly when you hear the original song from 1946 as sung by Dick Haymes the similarity is much less obvious and in my opinion would be barely discernible to most listeners. Victor Young, the song's composer, died in 1956 so wasn't around by the time the Beatles recorded 'The Fool On The Hill'.