During the 1980s, he too pinched songs. We love Philly Lutaaya and his music and also probably regard him as the greatest musician that Uganda has ever produced.
He was a trailblazer who gave HIV/AIDS a human face by declaring a vision of openness. When Swedish group, Roxette, released It Must Have Been Love in 1990, the verses sounded like they were pinched from Lutaayaâ€™s Alone and Frightened.
In fact, it was Lutaaya who was guilty. Shocking? I guess so. This is why: Roxette first released their song as a Christmas song under the title Christmas for the Broken-hearted in 1987.
Although he was a very good song writer, earlier on he had also lifted one of the Abbaâ€™s Christmas songs and turned it into a Luganda hit Anindiridde.
Late Philly Bongoley Lutaaya Vs Roxette