The late R&B icon Marvin Gaye returns to the Billboard charts in the wake of the landmark decision in his family’s favor against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke.
And he thinks the trial verdict may not just pertain to music, either.
For anyone who’s confused about the “Blurred Lines” verdict, Marvin Gaye’s children have written an open letter, which hopes to “set the record straight on a few misconceptions.” Specifically, rumors that they’re suing Pharrell.
A ruling in the family’s favor could block distribution of the song.
But they’re not considering litigation… yet.
“We owe it to songwriters around the world to make sure this verdict doesn’t stand,” said attorney Howard King.
As an exercise in a terrible universe where lawsuits come at the drop of a hat because a song has the same “feel”, here are a bunch of people who could sue for millions for what “Uptown Funk” kinda sounds like:
Their attorney said they’ll begin the process in about a week.
The jury ruled against Robin Thicke and Pharrell, who will have to pay over $1 million each.
For one night and one night only, Steve Carell joined Jimmy Fallon’s The Ragtime Gals and promptly stole all the thunder.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to Face Marvin Gaye’s Family in Court Over Alleged ‘Blurred Lines’ Ripoff
It’s been a tough year for Thicke, and now some of that drama will carry over into 2015 when he faces the Gaye family in court.
Is baby number two on the way for Bey and Jay? Plus, drama at the deposition of the Robin Thicke- Marvin Gaye case, the latest on Iggy Azalea’s maybe sex tape and more in today’s Dirty Laundry, presented by Harte Nissan and Harte Infiniti!
The film topped the box office charts the week of its release, grossing over $94 million in its first weekend as well.
These songs came firing back into our lives through some strange pathways: a fictional chemist, an overzealous Celtics fan, blurry courtroom controversies and a Toyota commercial.
The Gaye family uses Thicke’s own words against him in the suit, pulling interview quotes they feel illustrate that the pop singer knew he was cribbing “Got to Give it Up” when he recorded “Blurred Lines.”
Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” may be the song of the summer, but some are saying that it’s not really his song. Namely, the family of Marvin Gaye.
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