Steve Winwood Beats Copyright Suit Over 50-Year-Old Song

Law360, New York (October 18, 2017, 9:16 PM EDT) -- More than five decades after The Spencer Davis Group and Steve Winwood released their iconic "Gimme Some Lovin'" in 1966, a federal judge on Tuesday shot down copyright infringement accusations over the song.

The lawsuit, filed last year in Tennessee federal court, claimed the bass riff of "Gimme" was copied from "Ain't That a Lot of Love," a song by Willia Dean Parker and Homer Banks that came out six months before the more famous Spencer Davis song.

But on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jon Phipps McCalla granted summary judgment to Winwood on his argument that the Spencer Davis song was...

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