After the John Cage/Mike Batt 'silence' case, comes this gem

Dave Payn

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Man sues writer of the song.....

"I will survive"...sung by Gloria Gaynor (n.b. Frederick Perren and Dino Fekaris) in the 1970s. He claims that he heard the song in a disco and then went out on the dance floor..dancing,pumping his fists into the air and singing along with the tune. His girlfriend had recently dumped him.---Anyway--he says he was humiliated because all of his friends started calling him (blanked out gay references) etc. right there.
He is suing for sexual discrimination because the song was written exclusively for women who were dumped by a man.-And that his rights were knowingly violated by the songwriter.
 

Cornishwomble

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And the sad thing is, he'll probably win the case!

Maybe we could sue D:Ream for singing "Things can only get better" when plainly they haven't!
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Roy Taylor said:
And the sad thing is, he'll probably win the case!

Maybe we could sue D:Ream for singing "Things can only get better" when plainly they haven't!

Or Louis Armstrong's estate for him singing 'What a Wonderful World'! (One of my all time faves!)
 

Cornishwomble

Active Member
And as for Rod Stewart's "Do ya think I'm sexy" I think we could safely sue for injury caused by split sides! :lol:
 

James Yelland

Active Member
With regard to Cage's 4'33" - it was perfectly obvious that the GP bars in Eric Ball's Resurgam were stolen from Cage's piece. A clear case of plagiarism. :(
 

MoominDave

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Resurgam (1950) predates 4'33'' (1952). I prefer to think of Cage's work as 'Variations on a theme of Ball'.

Dave
 
I once heard a story that an old american woman tried to sue Disneyland because her grandchildren went into a 'staff only' area and saw the actors taking off there mickey mouse, minny mouse etc costumes. She said her grandchildren were traumatised by this.

She didn't win the case
 

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