You should never mess with a Beatle, even if they have passed on to that great rock venue in the sky. The ghost of George Harrison, or at least his estate, is suing Michael Jackson. The legal action claims that Sony/ATV owes Harrison’s estate millions of dollars in unpaid royalties from songs the former Beatle wrote in the ‘60s.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Harrisongs started this suit last month in London’s High Court. Jackson, along with Sony, owns the publishing rights to a large portion of the Beatles catalog. About one third of the songs listed in the suit are Harrison songs that were composed for the Fab Four, including the classic “Taxman.” Other songs listed included solo efforts that appeared in the 1968 film Wonderwall.
The current suit seeks royalty payments from ’99 to the present. It looks like Whacko Jacko’s legal team has been a little busy with his child-molestation case and forgot to pay the bills. You should never try to jib the “quiet” Beatle out of his royalty payments!