Why Huey Lewis Didn't Sue Ray Parker, Jr.

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Why Huey Lewis Didn't Sue Ray Parker, Jr.

Post by mojobone » Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:49 am

It's about the lyrics and the melody, period. Plus there's some stuff the horns played.

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Re: Why Huey Lewis Didn't Sue Ray Parker, Jr.

Post by DooWahDiddy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:50 pm

Um, but he did sue him, way back in 1984. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey_Lewi ... ng_lawsuit

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Post by mojobone » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:33 pm

Good catch. I was unaware, since it settled out of court, and apparently there was a gag order. I don't theenk it was reported on MTV Music News, but I guess we'd have to ask Kurt Loder.
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Re: Why Huey Lewis Didn't Sue Ray Parker, Jr.

Post by NaeDae » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:32 pm

Ah back in the good ol' days when the people sued actually were trying to rip off songs that weren't theres

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Re: Why Huey Lewis Didn't Sue Ray Parker, Jr.

Post by mojobone » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:00 am

If you read through, it turns out that Ray Parker, Jr. introduced Huey Lewis and Co to the idea that movie residuals could be earned, so...there never woulda been a connection with Back To The Future, without Ghostbusters. Huey himself has said this, so...try to take everything the right way, if you can manage; or if you can even tell the difference.
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