Representatives for the late Beatles star, who died in 2001, issued a statement on Twitter objecting to his classic track being played as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka appeared on stage at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio this week (begs18Jul16).

"The unauthorised use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate," they wrote, before humourously suggesting an alternative Harrison song they could use, "If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself."

One of the verses in Beware of the Darkness feature the lyrics, "Watch out now, take care/Beware of greedy leaders/They’ll take you where you should not go."

Harrison's estate join a long list of artists who have blasted Republicans for using their music, including the family of late Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, who told a local newspaper they were unhappy with his signature aria Nessun Dorma being played.

They reportedly told the Gazzetta di Modena the "values of brotherhood and solidarity" that Pavarotti held "are incompatible with the world vision proposed" by Trump.

Paul Rodgers, a former member of the English rock band Free, claimed he has got his lawyers involved after Trump ignored his previous warning over using the Free hit All Right Now. It was broadcast once again after Trump had accepted his party's nomination for president and made his speech.

Rodgers tweeted, "Permission to use 'All Right Now' was never sought for or granted by me. My lawyer is dealing with this matter. - Paul."

They join other artists including Queen, The O'Jays and Earth, Wind & Fire, who have all issued statements blasting the use of their music during the RNC.