Beach Boys vs. Chuck Berry

This dispute was featured recently in the movie "Cadillac Records." All but the lyrics of the Beach Boys' hit "Surfin' USA" were lifted from <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000494" title="Chuck Berry" href="/topic/entertainment/music/chuck-berry-PECLB000494.topic">Chuck Berry</a>'s "Sweet Little Sixteen." Berry eventually received a writing credit for the song.

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This dispute was featured recently in the movie "Cadillac Records." All but the lyrics of the Beach Boys' hit "Surfin' USA" were lifted from Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Sixteen." Berry eventually received a writing credit for the song.

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