Saturday, February 19, 2011

George Harrison - subconscious plagiarism for My Sweet Lord

February 19, 1981 George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"

George Harrison, My Sweet Lord

Retro History for February 19 The 50s 60s 70s 80s

Retro History For The Decade 1980

1989 "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 64 performances
1989 Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize
1988 Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)
1987 "Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 102 performances
1987 Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner
1987 Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires
1987 Minnesota sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G. Harrelson
1987 Reagan lifts trade boycott against Poland
1986 Jordanian King Hussein severs ties with PLO
1986 U.S. Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
1986 U.S.S.R. launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
1985 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
1985 ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
1985 Canned and bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
1985 Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
1985 William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spent 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky
1984 "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 104 performances
1984 14th winter Olympic games close at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
1984 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1984 1st brother combo to win Gold and Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil and Steve Mahre-Slalom)
1983 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
1983 Vladimir Salnikov (U.S.S.R.) sets 400 m free style swimming record
1982 Hanneke Jelgersma installed as Netherlands 1st Communist mayor
1982 Sharie Langford, California, sets women's bowling series record of 853
1982 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1981 George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" "My Sweet Lord" with "He's So Fine"
1980 Botham a century and 13 wickets in Jubilee Test Cricket at Bombay
1980 Eric Heiden skates Olympic record 1000m in 1:15.18

George Harrison, My Sweet Lord

Retro History For The Decade 1970

1978 "On the 20th Century" opens at St. James Theater New York City for 460 performances
1978 Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
1978 Coleman, Comden and Green's musical premieres in New York City
1977 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
1977 A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
1977 Doug Walters scores 250 vs. New Zealand, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
1977 Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album released
1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1977 Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
1976 Frente Polisario forms Democratic Republic of Sahara
1972 Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* vs. WI at Kingston
1971 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
1971 Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleveland Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
1970 AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
1970 U.S.S.R. launches Sputnik 52 and Molniya 1-13 communications satellite

George Harrison, My Sweet Lord

Retro History For The Decade 1960

1969 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
1968 1st U.S. Teachers strike in Florida
1967 Stien Kaiser becomes world champion lady's skater
1965 NFL adds 6th official
1963 Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize
1963 U.S.S.R. informs John F. Kennedy it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
1961 Henk van der Grift (Netherlands) becomes world champ all-round skater
1960 Protest strike in Poznan Poland

Retro History For The Decade 1950

1959 Britain, Turkey and Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
1959 Gabon adopts its constitution
1959 USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), New Mexico
1958 Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
1956 Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St. Petersburg Golf Open
1955 South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect
1954 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, New York (NBC) 1st broadcast
1953 Georgia approves U.S. 1st literature censorship board
1953 Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet
1953 William Inge's "Picnic," premieres in New York City
1952 French offensive at Hanoi

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