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Harvey Cohen’s Blurred Lines on the BBC

CMCI’s Dr Harvey G Cohen appeared on the BBC World Service to talk about the recent ruling in the United States that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ 2013 single “Blurred Lines” was plagiarised from the 1977 Marvin Gaye hit “Got To Give It Up.”

Cohen agreed with the ruling, arguing that the resemblance between the two songs was even closer than the famous 1970s plagiarism case against George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord.” Media reports indicate, however, that Thicke and Williams will probably contest the ruling.

The one thing that should not be disputed, Cohen maintains, is that “Got To Give It Up” is “one of the greatest dance tracks of all time”, and he is proud to own the 11-minute 12” vinyl copy of the track. That said, we are also proud to picture the Marvin Gaye single here.


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