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Tom Petty Gets Royalties from Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" Because It Sounds Like "I Won't Back Down"
TOM PETTY and JEFF LYNNE have been given songwriting credit for SAM SMITH's "Stay With Me", because it sounds like Petty's 1989 song "I Won't Back Down", which they wrote. The writers of "Stay With Me" claim they weren't familiar with the Petty song when they wrote it, but they gave in without a fight because they realized the songs were similar.    ...

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The Great Mark Knopfler Coming with Album and Tour
One of the most self effacing, humble, gentlemanly men I've ever interviewed – the man who was so out of step with most everything on the radio in the late 70's, it only served to elevate his music to great heights because nothing sounded quite like it. To anyone who has been following along since Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits came in '78 with that self titled debut and Sultans of Swing - the enduring song that heralded it's arrival, the consensus is that Mark remains one of the most tasteful...

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