Did Webber steal from Pink Floyd ?

The Phantom Of The Opera. Did Andrew Lloyd-Webber (and Rick Wakeman) steal from Pink Floyd ? There was and are rumors and/or accusations about the origin of this well-known evergreen tune. Here i present the 3 version of the same tune.

Coincidence or not ?
Did Andrew Lloyd-Webber (and Rick Wakeman) steal from Pink Floyd ? The best way for you to respond to the things I write here is to leave a comment.

Rick Wakeman – Judas Iscariot

Pink Floyd – Echoes and Andrew Lloyd Webber – The Phantom Of The Opera

Want some more like this ?

Film Classics on Vuvuzela

Sad Keanu Reeves Mega Collection (updated)

Tactical guide to the Football World Cup 2010

Be Sociable, Share!

Facebook comments


  1. Pingback: Tweets that mention Did Andrew Lloyd-Webber steal from Pink Floyd ? | Dixi World -- Topsy.com
  2. Trackback: World Wide News Flash
  3. Pingback: WALL·E - The Cannibal Years | Dixi World
  4. just a guitar player

    A better question would be whom did Pink Floyd 'steal' this from. Nobody composes in a vacuum. An ascending/descending sequence of 5 notes in a minor scale is hardly an innovative musical figure. Were I a master of musical history, I'm 99.9% certain I could name a piece by someone such as Bach, Buxtehude, Teleman, Handel, or someone contemporaneous, containing the same sequence.

  5. kbel

    This is a chromatic scale and it encompasses a Major third. However, i agree with the previous poster that it is a common sequence used in passing, although playing it over and over makes it into a riff that is clearly recognizable. I believe that is the assertion of those who believe it has been ripped off.

  6. Pingback: Top 20 Most Shocking Banned Album Covers | Dixi World