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Ed Sheeran Vows To Quit Music If Found Guilty Of Ripping Off Marvin Gaye’s Song

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British singer and songwriter, Ed Sheeran, 32, has vowed to quit music if found guilty of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’.

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Ed Sheeran was accused of lifting a four-chord progression from the soul classic in his song ‘Thinking Out Loud’, by Townsend’s heirs, who claimed there are “striking similarities” between the tracks and seeking $100million in restitution, Daily Mail reports.

He denied the claim of infringing upon Gaye and his co-writer Ed Townsend’s 1973 hit when he wrote and composed ‘Thinking Out Loud’ in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday.

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The claim is “insulting”, he added.

Ed Sheeran said, “I find it really insulting to devote my whole life to being a performer and a songwriter and have someone diminish it, the ‘Shape of You’.”

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When asked by his attorney Ilene Farkas about the toll the trial is taking on him, he replied, “If that happens, I’m done. I’m stopping. ”

 

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