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  • This Mashup Proves Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" Is a Tom Petty Song

    This Mashup Proves Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" Is a Tom Petty Song

    http://newsfeed.gawker.com/this-mash...m-p-1682037231

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  • #2
    Both sets of writers, seems to me, owe the "Stand by Me" writers (Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller) more than a tip of the hat...
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    • #3
      If George Harrison had released "My Sweet Lord" in the 21st Century he would not have had to buy Bright Tunes.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by onelife View Post
        If George Harrison had released "My Sweet Lord" in the 21st Century he would not have had to buy Bright Tunes.
        It was a super complex case, not least because of behavior by former Beatles manager, Allen Klein, who actively worked against Harrison's interests. Klein's behavior was labeled 'duplicitous' by one of the courts involved.
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        • #5
          Imagine Hari's frustration after being a songwriter in a band with Lennon and McCartney and finally breaking free only to discover his song had already been written by somebody else.

          Klien was a snake who sought to profit from the phenomenal success of "My Sweet Lord" but was only awarded the amount of money he paid for the song.

          I thought John Belushi's "Ron Decline" was brilliant.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by onelife View Post
            If George Harrison had released "My Sweet Lord" in the 21st Century he would not have had to buy Bright Tunes.
            I`m missing something, clue me in.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ernest Buckley View Post
              I`m missing something, clue me in.
              The "unconscious plagiarism" that George Harrison was convicted of in the "He's So Fine" / "My Sweet Lord" lawsuit seems mild compared to what is going on these days. Bright Tunes was the copyright holder of "He's So Fine" at the time and Harrison ended buying the entire Bright Tunes catalogue as a way of dealing with the issue once and for all.

              Interestingly enough, the actual inspiration for "My Sweet Lord" was "O Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins Singers.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by onelife View Post

                Interestingly enough, the actual inspiration for "My Sweet Lord" was "O Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins Singers.


                Very interesting - I did not know that, but it does kind of make sense.
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                • #9
                  Tom Petty has released a statement about the situation...

                  http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/...aid/ar-AA8J8nk
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                  - George Carlin

                  "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

                  - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

                  "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

                  - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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