Interesting video showing how the Rolling Stones incorporated a Grieg melody, from his “In The Hall of the Mountain King,” into their classic song “The Last Time”. Then the Stones’ manager has used copyright to extort payments from other groups, such as The Verve, using the same Grieg theme, as noted on Wikipedia:
In 1997, former Rolling Stones business manager Allen Klein, whose company ABKCO Records owns the rights to all Rolling Stones material from the 1960s, sued English rock band The Verve for using a sample of The Andrew Oldham Orchestra recording of “The Last Time” in their hit song “Bitter Sweet Symphony“. The Verve had obtained a licence to use the sample, but Klein successfully argued that the band used more than the licence covered. The Verve were required to relinquish their royalties to ABKCO and the songwriting credit was changed to Jagger/Richards. This led to Andrew Loog Oldham, who owns the copyright on the orchestral rendition that was sampled, also suing The Verve.