‘Damn Girl’ on Futuresex/Lovesounds album by the estate of Grammy-winning musician
- Perry Kibble’s band A Taste of Honey sold millions of records and won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1978
- A new lawsuit contends that a substantial part of the drum, organ, bass guitar, electric guitar and saxophone parts in ‘Damn Girl’ is taken from Kibble’s song ‘A New Day is Here at Last’
- Kibble died in 1999 at 49 from congestive heart failure
- His sister first discovered the alleged infringing song last August
Justin Timberlake is being accused of ripping off another musician’s work and claiming he created it all on his own.
Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively that Timberlake and Will.I.Am have been been slapped with a federal lawsuit demanding an injunction against them and their other producing partners from continuing to profit illegally off the music
PK Music Performance filed the federal lawsuit against Justin Timberlake, Will.I.Am, Sony Music and various other record companies.
According to the lawsuit, Damn Girl infringes on the copyright of a song written in 1969 by Perry Kibble, an accomplished musician, songwriter and producer who was in the funk and disco band A Taste of Honey.
The band sold millions of records and won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1978. The band’s hit ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Will.i.am and Justin Timberlake have been been slapped with a federal lawsuit demanding an injunction againstcontinuing to profit illegally off the song ‘Damn Girl.’
Perry Kibble. who died in 1999, released the song ‘A New Day is Here at Last’ in 1969. The lawsuit contends that a substantial part of the drum, conga drum, organ, bass guitar, electric guitar and saxophone parts in ‘Damn Girl’ is taken from Kibble’s song
Kibble wrote the song, ‘A New Day Is Here At Last’ and released it in 1969.
The musician died in 1999 at the age of 49 from congestive heart failure. The rights to the music were transferred to his sister who then later assigned the rights to his music to the company PK Music Performance, the plaintiffs in the suit.
The suit accuses Justin Timberlake of stealing music from ‘A New Day is Here At Last’ for his hit song ‘Damn Girl’ featured on the 2006 album Futuresex/Lovesounds
The company contends that a substantially part of the drum, conga drum, organ, bass guitar, electric guitar and saxophone parts in ‘Damn Girl’. They blast Timberlake’s claim his song is an independent creation
Further, the suit says Timberlake ripped off the rhythm, harmony, melody and ‘hook’ all of which are elements of copyright.
Kibble’s sister first discovered the alleged infringing song back in August 2015 and immediately knew it stole her late brother’s music.
The suit is demanding an injunction against Timberlake and Wil.i.Am from continuing to profit off the illegally use of the 1969 song and unspecified damages for their infringement.
Last year, a jury awarded Alan Thicke and Pharrell Williams $4 million in copyright damages and millions more in profits to the family of Marvin Gaye, after it was determined that the megahit ‘Blurred Lines’ was improperly drawn from Gay’e 1977 hit ‘Got to Give it Up.’
Source: Daily Mail