The CMCI Blog

Culture, Media & Creative Industries at King's College London – news, events etc

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Culture, Media and Creative Industries on Twitter

Harvey Cohen’s Blurred Lines on the BBC

Posted by lostincci on March 26, 2015

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.

Unknown

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: