Songs that have resulted in lawsuits, either for lyrics or for borrowing too much of the music.
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Founding members David Brock and Nik Turner had a court battle over the band's name Hawkwind. Dave Brock stated that he came up with the name deriving it from mythology. Nik Turner stated that it was a nickname given to him because his nose was like that of a beak, and he had tremendous flatulence, causing someone to call him Hawkwind, and he therefore name the band. I go with Dave Brock in every way. He is Hawkwind.
In 1983 , the Bee Gees were sued by a Chicago songwriter named Ronald Selle. In "Selle vs Gibb " Selle claimed that they stole the melodic material of his song " Let It End" , and used it on "How Deep Is Your Love ". The group lost the case , but the verdict was overturned a few months later .
This song, from Led Zeppelin's first LP (1969) is a total ripoff of Howlin' Wolf's No Place To Go. Wolf sued and eventually won, belatedly getting his songwriting royalties. Zeppelin later stole credit for a Willie Dixon song on their second album. They were a great band but that doesn't excuse this kind of theft.
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