Elton John Is Sued By Songwriter For Allegedly Stealing Lyrics To Nikita

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It reached number three in the UK chart in 1985 and made the top ten in countries across the globe for Sir Elton John.
But over 25 years after Nikita’s release, the Rocket Man is now facing legal action from a songwriter who has accused him of stealing the lyrics.
Guy Hobbs has filed a lawsuit at Illinois federal court, alleging that he wrote a song called ‘Natasha’ in 1982 – three years before Elton released his song.
Elton sings about his crush on a beautiful German borderguard who he can’t meet because he is not allowed into the country.
And it even features his pal George Michael on backing vocals.
Hobbs’ song, however, is called Natasha and is reportedly about his affair with a Russian waitress that worked on a cruise ship.
The website reports the songwriter allegedly copyrighted his track before he sent it to a number of record publishing firms – which included a company called Big Pig, which publishes tracks by Sir Elton.
The legendary pop star went on to release Nikita in 1985.
And now Hobbs, who claims he has only now come forward because he has lived in Africa since 1984, has stepped up to claim the song has ‘significant similarities’ to his song.
Although he doesn’t go into detail about what parts of the song were allegedly stolen.
TMZ reports Hobbs is suing for copyright infringement and has demanded unspecified damages.
A representative for Elton has been contacted by the MailOnline for comment.



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