Johann Pachelbel was a German, classical composer.
Born in Nurenburg in 1653,
he had a quite a knack for chord progression.
His Canon in D Major is a mindboggling success based on just four chords that influenced popular music for centuries to come.
Even the Beatles, Maroon5, Elton John and Lady Gaga,
all have sampled Johann.
In fact, scan this amazing list.
Every artist there has written or recorded a song based on just those four chords in his progression.
Don’t believe me?
Pachelbel is known as “the godfather of pop music”.
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