There I was playing a new classical piece of music , Muzio Cementi's Sonatina in G Major, Opus 5. I was playing slowly because it was the first time I'd ever played it and I didn't want to butcher it too badly. But all of a sudden I left the classical world of music and was playing a 60's pop song by Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders, A Groovy Kind of Love. Somebody in their group or entourage had a training in classical music and knew a good riff when they heard one. All they did was take the original (the Rondo section of the opus) and slow it down and they had a hit song.
Mac was in the other room while I was playing and asked why I'd switched songs, and I told him I hadn't, it was the same piece, just that someone had borrowed it and we knew the modern version.
This happens a bit when playing classical music, I play something and say, I know that song and sure enough someone has adapted it into a pop song.
Do you think poor old Muzio can collect any royalties?