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An enormous family fight has erupted over 2 of the most iconic TV theme songs in HISTORY.
A dude named Earle Hagen wrote the opens for “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” It doesn't matter how old you are … you know these songs.
Hagen died in 2008, but the royalties keep streaming in. The 2 songs have netted $390,402 since 2011 … not bad for compositions from shows that aired in the early 60's.
Here's the rub. BMI has collected the money and is required to cut a check to the rightful survivor … Hagen's widow — his second wife of 3 years — and kids are in a fight for the loot.
So BMI wants a judge to decide who should get paid.
Anyway, the songs are still awesome. Take a listen.