Musician Ed Sheeran sang and played guitar on the stand during the trial

Accused of copyright infringement Ed Sheeran had to touch the Guitar on stage


Sheeran is accused of copying "Let's Get It On" from Ed's estate. Townsend, who co-wrote the 1973 hit with Gaye. Townsend's daughter, Kathryn Townsend Griffin, Sister Helen McDonald and the estate trust of his ex-wife, Cherrigale Townsend, are the named plaintiffs in the "Thinking Out Loud" case. Gaye died in 1984 and Townsend died in 2003.

Musician Ed Sheeran played guitar and sang on stage Thursday as Part of his testimony in a copyright infringement lawsuit from that their single "Thinking Out Loud" copied Marvin Gaye's classic song "Let's Get It". Of."

Sheeran performed the first line of "Thinking Out Loud" in an attempt to rebuttal the testimony of the plaintiff's expert, Alexander Stewart.

Stewart is a music expert appointed by the plaintiffs. On Wednesday, Stewart said the chords played by Sheeran in the first 24 seconds of the song were "pretty much the same" as "Let's Get It On".

Sheeran denied playing the chords as Stewart described him and played both. versions to show the difference.

"It helps the story for him, obviously," Sheeran said. "It works very, very Good for him, but it's not the truth."

Sheeran was briefly called to testify Tuesday by attorney Keisha. Rice, representing the estate of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote the song "Let's Get It On" with Marvin Gaye.

During his previous testimony, the musician said that the idea of creating the medley It was "probably mine." He said that if he had indeed copied "Let's Get It" On", then "would have been an idiot to have gone on stage in front of 20,000 people."

Sheeran's legal team has argued all week that the sounds Used in both songs are common in pop music.

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