The estate of George Harrison has complained about the use of his music at the Republican National Convention.
The former Beatle’s family tweeted that the use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ to introduce Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka was not authorised, and was “offensive and against the wishes of the George Harrison estate”.
Rocker Paul Rodgers also complained about the use of his ‘All Fight Now’ at the climax of Mr Trump’s speech.
Earlier in the convention, Brian May of Queen complained about the use of the band’s 1977 hit ‘We Are The Champions’ during a Trump convention appearance.
And when two of Adele’s hits — ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and ‘Skyfall’ — were played at Trump rallies earlier this year, her spokesman said permission had not been granted. Rock veterens including Neil Young and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith have also objected.
Tyler’s lawyers sent a cease and desist letter, saying that Mr Trump did “not have our client’s permission to use ‘Dream On’ ” or any of Tyler’s other songs.
After Mr Trump used REM’s ‘It’s The End Of The World as We Know It’ at a rally, frontman Michael Stipe said: “Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
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