George Harrison was sued for plagiarism because his song “My Sweet Lord” closely resembled which song?
“He’s So Fine”
Released in November 1970, “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison was the first number one single by an ex-Beatle. A few months after its release, Harrison was sued for copyright infringement by the publisher of “He’s So Fine,” a 1963 hit for the Chiffons.
The judge ruled that “it is perfectly obvious to the listener that in musical terms, the two songs are virtually identical.” In the end, Harrison was found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism” and had to pay $1,599,987 of the earnings from “My Sweet Lord” to Bright Tunes.