You know the line, "I'd rather see you dead little girl than see you with another man" in "Run For Your Life" by John Lennon was lifted from a song done by Elvis Presley, "Baby, Let's Play House," don't you?<quoted text>Interesting I never knew that about Come Together.I had no idea John got the idea from a Chuck Berry song. John was brilliant at words and lyrics.
This happens all the time. Truly groundbreaking bands that strike off in unexplored territories with completely original music seldom become popular. They're considered too weird for the average listener and like great art, aren't recognized for their accomplishments until years later.
Take the classic Rolling Stone albums I just mentioned. Your average Michael Jackson fan might be persuaded to give them a listen and would probably conclude that they suck. That's because they've become accustomed to a certain sound production and anything less sounds crude and primitive. It doesn't matter if the songs are better, it just doesn't "move" them the same.
Did you know that "Red House" was left off the original pressing of "Are You Experienced" by Jimi Hendrix? The executives at his record label were concerned it would be too "Bluesy" for young, "hip" listeners. Now it's one of his greatest hits.