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Pop Goes To Court


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Media: Book
Catalogue #: OP52206
ISBN: 9781847721136
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Elvis, Ozzy, George Michael, Metallica, George Harrison, The Smiths... They've all been involved in legal action over the past fifty years or so.

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 forty years after it was a big hit, Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade Of Pale was suddenly the focus of a 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 views on fame and the value of publicity.



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Staff Rating A well written guide to some of the most interesting and influential court cases in music history, starting with the story of Liberace and his battle with The Mirror, through to Shawn Fanning's Napster taking on the whole industry. The chapters are well written, balancing the straight facts with opinion and quotes. All of the cases are relevant to the modern music industry, and all kinds of issues are dealt with, showing how opinions change so quickly through the 20th and 21st centuries. I may now move on to Brian's book on Northern Songs and the story of the Beatles. A worthy read.
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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 04/08/2008
Format: History
Length: 256 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Omnibus Press
Author: Brian Southall

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