Continuing with Britpop for September, here’s The Verve with their catchy tune “Bitter Sweet Symphony.”
Although the song’s lyrics were written by The Verve’s vocalist Richard Ashcroft, its distinctive string passage was sampled from the 1965 Andrew Oldham Orchestra of “The Last Time,” which inspired the Rolling Stones’ song of the same title.
A legal controversy surrounding plagiarism ensued, and songwriting credits changed to include Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Verve also lost all their royalties to Allen Klein, the former manager of the Rolling Stones.
And that’s some music trivia for the week. 😉
Hope you have a great one, and enjoy the end of summer!