NEW YORK — Sir Paul McCartney wants his Beatles songs back to where they once belonged, and that’s why the former Beatles filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Publishing to get his songs back.
The pop legend has been trying to get his ‘babies’ back since 1985 when Michael Jackson out-bid McCartney for the Beatles song catalog.
The bidding war back then created a famous rift between the two superstars, and Jackson owned the songs till the day he died.
But then Jackson’s estate sold the rights to Sony for $750 million last year.
So, McCartney is taking on Sony in federal court, and now McCartney is singing a different tune with his attorneys.
The superstar said he is entitled to reclaim all his songs thanks to the 1976 Copyright Act.
But last year, Sony won a similar suit against the band Duran Duran— thanks to a United Kingdom court.
Will this ‘Beatlemania’ ever end for McCartney?