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31/08/1976 George Harrison is found guilty of plagiarising


George Harrison on the 'My Sweet Lord' Lawsuit


George Harrison - My Sweet Lord


My Sweet Lord vs. He's So Fine

"My Sweet Lord" is a song by English musician George Harrison. Later in the 1970s, "My Sweet Lord" was at the center of a heavily publicised copyright infringement suit, due to its similarity to the Ronnie Mack song "He's So Fine" and Harrison was found to have subconsciously plagiarised the earlier tune.
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    • Essentials 

    • Release facts 

    • Composition 

    • Billy Preston's version 

    • Recording 

    • Release 

    • Impact and commercial performance 

    • Contemporary critical reception 

    • Initial action 

    • Court hearing and ruling 

    • Damages and subsequent litigation 

    • Reaction 

    • Retrospective reviews and legacy 

    • Re-releases and alternative versions 

    • 1975 – "The Pirate Song" 

    • 2001 – "My Sweet Lord (2000)" 

    • 2011 – Demo version 

    • Live versions 

    • Cover versions and tributes