This Day in Music History — August 31

1976 : George Harrison is found guilty of “subconscious plagiarism.” In a lawsuit which started in February, 1971, Bright Tunes Music Corp. brought a copyright infringement action against Harrison, claiming that he plagiarized “He’s So Fine” by The Chiffons for his song, “My Sweet Lord”.

2010 : Papa Roach release their first live album, Time for Annihilation. Alongside nine live tracks, the record contains five new studio tracks.

2012 : Eddie Van Halen, of Van Halen lead-guitar fame, is rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery on his digestive system. The surgery is to correct a severe bout of diverticulitis. He is expected to recover within six months. Tour dates with Van Halen are rescheduled.

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