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Category: Entertainment - Original Published on Friday, 13 September 2013 14:55 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
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As this is being written, it is still uncertain whether or not the Gaye family will sue, although a key member of the family has implied they will. However, the question remains whether or not "Blurred Sounds" sounds enough like "Blurred Lines" for a lawsuit to be successfully carried out.
Indeed, Jeffrey Osborne once recorded a song titled "Congratulations." Later, Vesta made a recording also titled "Congratulations" that was very similar. Osborne considered suing but lamented that it was "just different enough" to make a lawsuit unfeasible.
"Blurred Lines" was written by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., who filed an action against the Gaye family, to "counteract" any potential suit by that family.
Thicke says he has "the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye." And Marvin Gaye III said he is a fan of Robin Thicke, "but there's a way to do business and a way not to do business."
Further, Gaye's son says this is not about money — though some question that — it is about "upholding my father's legacy."
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