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Nike Was Sued For 1987 Commercial That Used The Beatles “Revolution” Without Apple Records Permission

Nike was sued for this 1987 commercial that used The Beatles song “Revolution” against the wishes of Apple Records. Nike paid $250,000 total to Capitol Records which held the North American licensing rights to The Beatles’ recordings and $250,000 to Michael Jackson who had acquired The Beatles publishing rights in 1985.

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The Dirty Mac Band (John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards & Mitch Mitchell)

The Dirty Mac were a one-time English super-group consisting of John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell that Lennon put together for The Rolling Stones’ TV special entitled The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus. Recorded on 11 December 1968, this was the first time that Lennon, who was still with The Beatles, had performed in public without the other Beatles

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