Pop Goes to Court recalls some of the most entertaining and bizarre court cases ever to take rock 'n' rollers into a courtroom. Bono went all litigious over a disappearing hat, one Beatle filed suit against the other three, and 40 years after it was a hit, Procol Harem's A Whiter Shade of Pale was suddenly the focus of bitter legal wrangling over who actually wrote it. Author Brian Southall digs deep into some of the most memorable music disputes ever to merit the sober deliberations of the law, and in doing so, reveals much about our changing view on fame and the value of publicity.