May 24 – Bitter Sweet
=> Stones give back credits of ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony‘ to The Verve’s Richard Ashcroft!
Richard spoke out at the Ivor Novello Awards, which recognize British and Irish songwriters. He said:
“As of last month, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards signed over all their publishing for Bittersweet Symphony, which was a truly kind and magnanimous thing for them to do … I never had a personal beef with the Stones. They’ve always been the greatest rock & roll band in the world.”
Let’s not forget, that all of the legal hassle was based on a Allen B. Klein lawsuit shortly after its release, which forced him to hand over 100 percent of the royalties from “Bitter Sweet Symphony” to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. ABKO must be credited for this.