I recently learned of the plagiarism allegations Luixy Toledo has brought against Michael Jackson, and found them somewhat intriguing. Long story short, Luixy alleges that he sent Michael Jackson a copy of his CD in 1974 as a birthday present (because they share the same birthday, August 25th). This CD contained his song Exorcismo. A few years later, Michael released a song called Thriller which Luixy alleges is a copy of Exorcismo. His case was eventually thrown out, the court finding that any similarities are merely coincidental.
A couple days ago I got ahold of a copy of Luixy's song and am finally able to see for myself what the truth is. Rather than tell you what I think, I've prepared an mp3 for your listening pleasure -- Michael in one channel, Luixy in the other. Keep in mind that I did do a little bit of editing on Luixy's track to account for slight tempo variations, but I've included Luixy's original unedited mp3 so you can listen to it for yourself.
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