The Beatles’ George Harrison’s Estate CRUSHES Trump Campaign For Theft Of Music (TWEETS)

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Former Beatle George Harrison’s estate clamped down on Donald Trump for unauthorized use of the song “Here Comes The Sun.” The Republican candidate for president has a long history of stealing music for his rallies. But this blatant theft in front of millions of RNC Convention TV viewers goes beyond any past grievance.

The Harrison estate’s official Twitter account called the musical theft and the implied support of Trump “offensive.” When anyone uses music from a musical artist, they are required by law to pay for that usage and receive permission:

‘The unauthorized use of “Here Comes the Sun” at the [convention] is offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.’

One of many Beatles’ hits, the song played as Ivanka Trump came to the stage prior to introducing the billionaire on the final night of the convention. If anyone was viewing, Thursday was the night to watch for the grand finale, Trump’s acceptance speech. That means all eyes, and ears, were attuned to the action at this point.

The campaign is guilty of using unauthorized music from The Rolling Stones, Steven Tyler, R.E.M., Queen, Adele, Elton John and Neil Young among a long list of musical artists. These musicians all demanded the Trump campaign cease playing their songs.

In a follow-up tweet, the Harrison estate allowed the viewers a bit of humor:

‘If it had been “Beware of Darkness,” then we MAY have approved it!’

China is often guilty of the theft of musical and intellectual property. Apparently, Trump feels he is beyond the law’s reach, too.

The following are the lyrics of “Here Comes The Sun.”

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
It’s all right, it’s all right

Featured Image: badcreeb Records via Flickr, Creative Commons Licence.
H/T: ABC News.