I bet yall thought Elvis invented Rock n Roll. Absolutely not. It was Chuck Berry, who died last nite, at the age of 90.
R.I.P. Chuck! He was also one of the pioneers of fighting back against
plagiarizm, when the Beach Boys (considered to be the preeminent American rock group at the time, being the main rival of the British deities, the Beatles) stole his licks from Sweet Little Sixteen, and penned new lyrics for their Surfin USA. It took years for him to get a songwriting credit for music that he wrote!
Hopefully Little Richard can hold on for a little while longer...
I did not know that, I'll try and read up on that if I can find articles online.
Code: He was also one of the pioneers of fighting back against
plagiarizm, when the Beach Boys (considered to be the preeminent American rock group at the time, being the main rival of the British deities, the Beatles) stole his licks from Sweet Little Sixteen, and penned new lyrics for their Surfin USA.
Elvis invented music, dancing, and the dick print. He is alive and well in Las Vegas.
This is a good starting point..
Did u ever hear of the case between Michael Bolton & The Isley Brothers? About the song "Love Is A Wonderful Thing".
The Isley Brothers made a song with that title in the early 60's, about 30 years later Michael Bolton makes a song with that, and 97% of the lyrics were the same, and sung at the same pace, with the same background music.
Bolton & his lawyers claim that Bolton never heard that song and wrote the song himself, thus he wasn't guilty of plagiarism. The judge basically laughed at their defense, and ruled in favor of The Isley Brothers that the song was 97% copyrighted by them 30 years prior, and thus Bolton owed them 97% of the royalties. The quick dismissal of Bolton's case & plagiarism was spoofed on in living color skit.