George Harrison

Song authorship controversies, from George Harrison to Oasis

Song authorship controversies, from George Harrison to Oasis

The Tom Petty/Sam Smith settlement is just one example of how music industry players have handled controversies regarding hit songs with contested pedigrees. Here are some others:

The Rolling Stones, "Anybody Seen My Baby?": The post-"Steel Wheels" Rolling Stones run a pretty tight ship from a commercial standpoint, so everything seemed ready and triple-checked for the 1997 release of "Bridges to Babylon." Everything, that is, until Keith Richards happened to spin an advance...

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