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Bill Murray gets legal threat from pop group the Doobie Brothers for using song in an polo shirt ad

Pop legends The Doobie Brothers are threatening Bill Murray with legal action for using their music in an ad for his line of golf clothing.

The actor and comedian – who runs a sportswear business – decided to use the 1972 hit Listen to the Music in an ad for a £40 polo shirt.

He has since had a letter from the band’s lawyer, Peter T. Paterno, who wrote: ‘We’d almost be OK with it if the shirts weren’t so damn ugly.’

The actor and comedian (pictured) – who runs a sportswear business – decided to use the 1972 hit Listen to the Music in an ad for a £40 polo shirt

The actor and comedian (pictured) – who runs a sportswear business – decided to use the 1972 hit Listen to the Music in an ad for a £40 polo shirt

Pop legends The Doobie Brothers (pictured) are threatening Bill Murray with legal action for using their music in an ad

Pop legends The Doobie Brothers (pictured) are threatening Bill Murray with legal action for using their music in an ad

The lawyer also accused Murray of using songs owned by other groups without permission. 

He said: ‘It seems like the only person who uses our clients’ music without permission more than you do is Donald Trump.’ 

Neil Young and The Rolling Stones have warned the President they could take action if he continues to use their songs without permission.

William Murray Golf has not commented on the letter.

The band's lawyer, Peter T. Paterno, who wrote: 'We'd almost be OK with it if the shirts weren't so damn ugly'

The band’s lawyer, Peter T. Paterno, who wrote: ‘We’d almost be OK with it if the shirts weren’t so damn ugly’

The lawyer also accused Murray (pictured) of using songs owned by other groups without permission

The lawyer also accused Murray (pictured) of using songs owned by other groups without permission

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