Jackson 'To Leave Beatles Songs To Mccartney'

MICHAEL JACKSON will bid to end his long feud with music legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY by leaving him the BEATLES back catalogue in his will, according to reports.
The former pals fell out in 1985 when Jackson beat MCCartney and John Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, in the race to snap up the rights to 200 of the Fab Four's hits.
They collaborated on 1982 single The Girl is Mine, but have barely spoken since, with MCCartney feeling he was betrayed by his friend.
The 66-year-old explained his frustration in a past interview, saying, "You know what doesn't feel very good, is going on tour and paying to sing all my songs. Every time I sing Hey Jude. I've got to pay someone".
Since the purchase, Jackson merged the catalogue with music giants Sony, and created SonyATV, of which he holds a 50 per cent share.
And sources claim Jackson wants to leave his stake to MCCartney or his children when he dies.
An insider tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror, "Michael told his lawyers he was sad he no longer talks to Sir Paul and said he wanted to make things right."
Over Christmas (08), the 50-year-old Thriller hitmaker was forced to deny rumours he is suffering from a deadly lung condition.
Jackson biographer Ian Halperin claims the star is battling emphysema, genetic illness Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (A1AD) and is also losing the vision in his left eye.
But Jackson's publicist has hit back insisting, "Concerning this author's allegations, we would hope in the future that legitimate media will not continue to be exploited by such an obvious attempt to promote this unauthorised 'biography.'
"The writer's wild allegations concerning Mr Jackson's health are a total fabrication. Mr. Jackson is in fine health, and finalising negotiations with a major entertainment company and television network for both a world tour and a series of specials and appearances."


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Back to where they once belonged!!!
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I hope its soon that he leaves those songs to McCartney
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Michael-Why don't you finally do the right thing and let Paul and the other Beatles buy back THEIR music-why should Paul and the others have to pay you and Sony to play their own music. You lost me and millions of other fans when you screwed yopur old pal over by buying HIS music. Be a decent human being for once!
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The catalogue was for bidding. Sir Paul knew that it was. Infact they participated on the bidding. Deals the highest will be the owner. They have the option to buy on BID. I think it was a plain business tactics that anyone who has the money can buy it. Even myself. Thats a fair share. I dont see any reason MJ was at fault, infact he pays it from his own money. He worked hard for it.
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There should be no fued. Michael got the catalog fair/square. Instead of paul getting angry, he should've bought the catalog, instead of telling mike to do it.Let go back, he gave mike the opportunity to buy the catalog.Would paul have acted the same way if yoko bought him out. He would have to pay her too. Michael is being kind and trying to make piece.He rightfully don't have to do it.what was the reason why paul didn't buy the catalog way before the auction. Did he not have the money to outbid michael or yoko? You see that michael own his stuff jackson five as well as some of elvis, madonna's catalog. excluding elvis the others aren't worried about their catalogs. Simply put, it goes to the highest bidder.
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The issue isn't whether Michael paid for the rights fair and square, it's that Paul was his friend and Paul *introduced* Michael to the whole business behind buying the rights to music. Paul told Michael not to let the business managers let happen to him what happened to the Beatles, who were young and didn't know enough and thus didn't own the rights to their own songs.So with all that in mind, you can see why Paul would be upset when Michael went and outbid him and Yoko for the rights to the Beatles catalogue.
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EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Lovely Lady Linda also appeared in the below video.Say!Say!Say!!!Rock and Roll Never Forgets!!!!!!
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It is not my place to comment on who was right and who was wrong... but didn't it work out that Michael held on to what would have been LOST TO THE WIFE. In the end he looked out for his friend and did what he hoped was right. The same can't be said of the person who was both his friend and life partner. People make mistakes and don't always exhibit the best of human nature. No one knows what ACTUALLY happened. I'm sure there are many, many lessons in how such talented, giving people still had issues in this area and lost so much.
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