It's record cleaning day, and in my huge stack to be cleaned was a 4 lp set of Bach's "The Passion of St. Matthew". So after tiring of cleaning for an hour or so, I opened a bottle of wine and began the 3 1/2 hour listening session... when low and behold, about 40 minutes in is Paul Simon's "American Song". Not a coincidence. He lifted it.
I've heard this many times before... Barry Manilow quotes the entire Chopin prelude, John Williams lifts the theme to Star Wars from Korngold's "Kings Row" score. What else has been stolen without credits given????