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john dixon (john_dixon)
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Username: john_dixon

Post Number: 34
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.58.196.3
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 12:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The governor of my state, South Carolina, today signed a bill into law that prevents bogus groups from playing here. Performers can claim an affiliation with a classic group only if at least one member recorded with the original group.
We've had quite a problem with that in the case of beach music bands; there must be a half dozen touring units known as the Drifters, not to mention multiple sets of Coasters, Platters, etc.

The law also protects groups by requiring performers that DON'T have an original member to label live performances as a TRIBUTE.

I'm sure all of us, as fans of these original trailblazing r&b outfits, applaud this measure and hope it will be passed in other states soon. The news release said that this was the first law of its type in the country. Is this true? I have hard time believing that South Carolina would be first at anything.
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Tony Russi (tony_russi)
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Username: tony_russi

Post Number: 37
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.18.59.107
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 1:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hats off to South Carolina & its Governor.
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Username: soul_sister

Post Number: 205
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.73.160.101
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yipee!
Good, I hope other states will follow suit.
S.S.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
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Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 321
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 2:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HERE, HERE!!!! The only way that this practice should be condoned, is if it's done with the express consent of one of the originals. This law is long overdue, way overdue. I'm glad to see that someone's come to their senses. John, thanks for providing that info, it's music to my heart.

Juice
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Ritchie (ritchie)
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Username: ritchie

Post Number: 96
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 62.254.0.32
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 3:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I guess the Ink Spots won't be visiting S.C. ;o)
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Kevin Goins - KevGo (kevgo)
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Username: kevgo

Post Number: 75
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 64.115.136.66
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 3:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ditto the current "Marvelettes" & "Vogues"!!! These folks won't have a prayer once they cross the S.C. border!

Congrats to the state of South Carolina for this bold move.

Now it's New York's turn.....

Kevin Goins - KevGo
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ralph (ralph)
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Username: ralph

Post Number: 103
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 209.240.205.61
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 3:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Let's hope all states follow suit on this long over-due ruling.
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Ritchie (ritchie)
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Username: ritchie

Post Number: 97
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 62.254.0.32
Posted on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You know, matters like this are much easier here in England - we have one set of laws that apply to the whole country :-)
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Fred (fred)
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Username: fred

Post Number: 12
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.138
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 1:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was involved in the "Truth In Rock" initiative and helped draft the legislation that would have created a Federally chartered organization to protect the rights of authentic performers against impostor groups.

The charter provisions were pulled from the final bill at the last minute in a switch engineered by the RIAA that resulted in the "secret" passage of a provision that turned all sound recordings into works-for-hire (thus preventing artists from ever being able to reclaim copyrights in the recordings). That ugly provision was eventually rescinded, but sadly the "Truth In Rock" provisions were never revived. It is good to see that South Carolina picked up the torch, and I hope other states follow suit. Talk to your local representatives.

There is a consumer protection law in Tennessee (and I am sure in a number of other states) that requires someone selling appliances to tell potential buyers if the machine includes replacement parts. I convinced one County Attorney to file a complaint against an impostor group based on this law, but we ran out of time before the group performed.

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Vonnie (vonnie)
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Username: vonnie

Post Number: 51
Registered: 3-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.138
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 12:00 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think that is great, the public should not be duped into spending money on these bogus groups. This is a step in the right direction, the next thing that should be done is to get back royalties for the artists that never received their correct accounting and monies.
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Juicefree20 (juicefree20)
5-Doyen
Username: juicefree20

Post Number: 370
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 24.46.184.162
Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004 - 12:15 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Damn, just when I was going to start my new version of The Spinners, y'all bring me this bad news. I had pictures printed up & everything. Man, I'm crushed!!!! It's a shame. Wait, that sounds like a good title for a song!!

; )
Juice

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