Well, thank God Antonio Salieri didn’t succeed killing Mozart.
In this crazy and tough world of the music industry where success and originality seems sometimes to be almost impossible, it astonishes me to learn that the ones on top also run out of creativity, or not.
I think that today, pretty much everything has been created. Now we have to use our imagination and skills to recycle, rematch, rearrange and of course reproduce, but very carefully, and without so much nerve.
I can’t think about any example right now, but sometimes I think that we, the audience, benefit a lot from plagiarism in music. Different versions sometimes are much better than the original itself. Also it’s hard to say sometimes who plagiarized who, since ideas can arise at the same time from different places. Of course in the case of John Fogerty we know exactly who it was.