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Friday, November 17, 2017
Beatles Christmas ad accused of plagiarism by children's author

Children's book author Chris Riddell took to Twitter yesterday to point out some unusual similarities between the new John Lewis Christmas advert in the UK and a book he published in 1986, called Mr. Underbed. The ad's soundtrack includes a cover of the Beatles' 1969 song Golden Slumbers recorded by rock band Elbow.

Source: Entertainment Daily, UK
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Beatles fans have serious problem with the new Christmas ad

Beatles fans far and wide have taken to Twitter to express their frustration with the new John Lewis Christmas advert. It's not the cuddly 7 ft monster they have a problem with, it's not even the soundtrack's cover of Golden Slumbers by Elbow. Instead, Beatles fans have been left dissatisfied with how the song ends.

Source: The London Evening Standard
Friday, November 10, 2017
Listen: Elbow covers The Beatles' Golden Slumbers for Christmas ad

English rock band Elbow has announced a new best of compilation, fittingly titled "The Best Of," and shared its bonus track, a cover of The Beatles' Golden Slumbers from Abbey Road. The cover is also featured in a new holiday commercial for the British department store chain John Lewis. The video of the sweet and touching ad is also now online.

Source: Under the Radar

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