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Clifford Murphy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Eric Clapton sued by musician’s estate over iconic song
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The heirs of a Mississippi blues musician claim rock guitarist Eric Clapton gave a songwriting credit to the wrong artist.
A lawsuit filed in Nashville federal court says Eric Clapton attributed the song "Alberta" to Huddie Ledbetter — better known as Lead Belly — in the 2013 re-release of Clapton's "Unplugged" album, when the credit should have gone to Bo Carter, The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/2e3xcEY).