60s music personalities are still making headlines in the media today. This Is It, the Michael Jackson song that was released on Monday, October 12th, 2009, after Jackson's death was co-written by Canadian singer/songwriter Paul Anka. After This Is It began streaming online there was much controversy amongst listeners and fans.
Music experts were able to spot similarities between the track and one recorded nearly 20 years ago. On Monday afternoon Anka told The New York Times that he had written the song with MJ in 1983. Anka complained that he had not been contacted about using the song and was not given proper credit for it. He was later promised to be given credit and paid 50% of all profits.