George Harrison Estate Slams Trump for Using Unauthorized Music

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
July 22, 2016 Updated: July 22, 2016

Trump still hasn’t gotten the memo.

For the final night of the Republican National Convention on July 21, nominee Donald Trump played George Harrison’s “Here Come the Sun” without permission—a common theme throughout his campaign.

The 1969 track reverberated throughout the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as daughter Ivanka Trump walked out to introduce her father to the energized crowd.

“The unauthorized use of ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at the RNC is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” the estate tweeted from Harrison’s Twitter account.

Harrison’s estate suggested a song it felt was more appropriate for the Republican nominee: “Beware of Darkness” from Harrison’s album, “All Things Must Pass”

“If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself,” Harrison’s estate tweeted.

Trump and the Republican party usage of unauthorized music has been a common occurrence this election year. 

On the first day of the GOP convention on July 18, Trump played “We are the Champions” a classic rock anthem by Queen.

The band also took to Twitter to slam the real estate tycoon turned politician.

“An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes – Queen,” read a tweet from the band’s official account.

The Rolling Stones hadn’t given Trump permission either.

“The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” a spokesperson for the Rolling Stones told Time magazine.

Failed Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee was ordered to pay $25,000 to band Survivor for his unauthorized usage of “Eye of the Tiger” during a rally in Kentucky in September last year.