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    Exclusive: Elderly Dutch Musician Accuses Coldplay Of Plagiarism

    clocksuk1.jpgDutch Guitarist Peter Van Houten (alias Peter Van Wood) has accused Coldplay of plagiarism, in respect of the song 'Clocks', Coldplaying.com can reveal.


    The guitarist, who has lived in Italy for several years, is looking for a million Euros from the British band due to plagiarism. According to 83 year old Van Wood, Coldplay’s 2002 single ‘Clocks’ is identical to his song ‘Caviar & Champagne’ which he wrote in 1982. Meanwhile Van Wood has called in a lawyer and seems to have the support of most of the callers to Italian Broadcaster RAI in his claim against Chris, Will, Jonny and Guy.


    RAI played both songs and invited viewers to judge by SMS & internet. More than 56% agreed with the Dutchman. 43% did not feel that Coldplay copied Van Wood’s song. Van Wood is known in Italy as a guitarist with Neapolitan trio Carosone. He is also renound for his astrology. Speaking about his allegation, Van Wood argued, "For me is not a case of theft, I believe in their good faith. But I want to be recognized rights and the owner of the musical arrangement. I am consulting my legal representatives to formally request compensation of one million Euros."


    Coldplay have not yet commented on this allegation, Coldplaying will bring you the latest as we get it.


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