Hey Joe Original Copyright

Hey Joe might be the most abused copyright ever and one of the most recorded rock songs of all time. There's a website with links and artists names that recorded Hey Joe and there about 1,800 versions listed...Louie Louie is King Though. This is the Copyright registered by Billy Roberts in 1962. Many people were claiming ownership of this song or that it was a traditional blues/folk song. Billy Roberts pretty much copied Niela Miller's (girlfriend) song “Baby, Please Don’t Go To Town"....the chord progression (which is completely unique) and the call and responce of the lyrics...give it a listen. There is a nice article on the song here. ”http://www.fretboardjournal.com/blog/song-week-how-baby-please-dont-go-town-became-hey-joe

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