Song of the Day #4,057: ‘He’s So Fine’ – The Chiffons

The most famous case of musical copyright infringement is likely George Harrison’s lifting the melody of The Chiffon’s 1963 track ‘He’s So Fine’ for his biggest hit, 1970’s ‘My Sweet Lord.’

‘He’s So Fine’ was a major hit in its day, one Harrison admitted to knowing though he denied copying it on purpose. After a lengthy period of litigation, a judge declared “it is clear that ‘My Sweet Lord’ is the very same song as ‘He’s So Fine’ with different words” and found Harrison liable even if the theft was “subconsciously accomplished.”

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