Bobby Gillespie tells Steve Wright about being an unofficial roadie.
Rolling Stone Magazine reported that although The Stones had originally agreed The Verve could use a 5 note sequence of the orchestral recording in return for 50% of any royalties, they now claimed that The Verve used more of the track than had been agreed.
The disagreement went to court and the outcome was that The Verve forfeited all songwriting royalties for Bitter Sweet Symphony, with Richard Ashcroft being removed and replaced by Jagger and Richards as composers.
However, as the old saying goes, "time cures all ills". 22 years later in 2019 Richard Ashcroft revealed that Jagger and Richards had returned the rights to him and stated "This remarkable and life affirming turn of events was made possible by a kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith, who have also agreed that they are happy for the writing credit to exclude their names and all their royalties derived from the song they will now pass to me."