Report: Michael Jackson Leaving Beatles Songs To Paul McCartney

Maura | June 25, 2009 - 7:15 pm

A report in the Mirror is claiming that Michael Jackson has left the publishing rights to the Beatles’ body of work–which Jackson won at auction in 1985–to Paul McCartney, with an insider telling the paper, “Michael told his lawyers he was sad he no longer talks to Sir Paul and said he wanted to make things right.” Jackson’s purchase of the publishing rights resulted in a schism developing between the two artists, who had collaborated on “Say Say Say” (above) and “The Girl Is Mine” in the years prior to the auction. UPDATE: This report is from January. [Spinner / Dailymotion]