This Day in Music History

4 Nov 2012

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Background

A copyright infringement lawsuit filed by songwriter Guy Hobbs against Elton John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin over their hit song ‘Nikita’ was thrown out of court. The Judge ruled that both songs shared similar themes and phrases, but that these were prevalent in modern music.

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3 Nov 1962

The Crystals earn a #1 hit with “He’s A Rebel” In an incident familiar to all fans of pop music scandals, a great hue and cry was raised in the press and in the music industry when the late 1980s dance sensation Milli Vanilli was exposed as mere lip-sync artists. Suddenly exposed as illegitimate, the duo that had earned a #1 hit with “Baby Don’t Forget My Number” (1989) was […]

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