The Verve Accusations
The Stones, like Led Zeppelin and The Beatles, enjoyed lifting Blues riffs, so it’s easy to have a little sympathy with Richard Ashcroft of The Verve when they fell foul of The Rolling Stones legal might.
There does seem to be no denying, however, the similarities between The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony and Andrew Loog Oldham’s gorgeous orchestral version of The Last Time.
The band actually thought they had cleared the sample, but hadn’t. The judge came down hard, giving Jagger and Keith Richards songwriting credits – and all royalties.