Babyshambles frontman Pete Doherty has accused Franz Ferdinand of plagiarising a RINGO STARR song for their biggest hit TAKE ME OUT.

Doherty has blasted the Scottish group for stealing the same song structure as the former beatle used on his 1972 hit BACK OFF BOOGALOO.

He says, "Take Me Out's Ringo Starr isn't it? It's exactly the same riff.

"What was it OSCAR WILDE said? Amateurs borrow but geniuses steal."

29/05/2005 21:12