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Brian Wilson, Bonnie McKee and others react to 'Blurred Lines' verdict
Brian Wilson, Bonnie McKee and others react to 'Blurred Lines' verdict

Singer-songwriter John Hiatt was onstage several years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica when he paused to introduce a new song to the audience. "The trick with a new song," said Hiatt, a songwriting veteran whose work has been recorded by Bob Dylan, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Iggy Pop and many others, "is that even when you're playing it for the first time, people feel like it sounds familiar." He waited a beat, then added, "but not so familiar you wind up in court." For Hiatt it was a punchline, but for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams it was a punch to the gut when a Los Angeles jury awarded the estate of soul singer Marvin Gaye...

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