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Jackson bought the Beatles songbook from under the nose of Sir Paul McCartney in 1985 — only two years after the men had released a duet called Say Say Say.~ and ~
The deal ended their friendship, with Sir Paul complaining that he had to pay to perform his own music in America.
Sir Paul recently claimed that he had no interest in buying the songs back.
He said: “Bono [the U2 lead singer] rang me and said, ‘Did you hear? He’s selling the songs. You should buy them!’. Everyone else thinks I should, too. But the thing is, I do get some cash from the publishing already. And in a few years more of the rights will be automatically reverting to me.
“The only annoying thing is, when I tour America, I have to pay to play some of my own songs. But I don’t think about that. Because if I did, it would be just too annoying.”
1985 Buys ATV Music, which includes 251 Beatles songs and 4,000 other tunes, for $47.5m
1995 ATV merges with Sony publishing company. Jackson has 50 per cent share in new company and gains a stake in songs such as Dylans Blowin in the Wind and Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond. Subsequently uses his stake as collateral for $270m loans
2006 Jackson agrees to sell Sony half his stake for a reported $200m. Puts up his own publishing company, Mijac, as collateral for new $300m loan to stave off bankruptcy and enable him to keep Neverland open
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Since I'm a member of AARP,
here's the magazine I received
a couple of days ago.
If this isn't the Paul issue,
THIS LINK should do it.