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September 25, 2020 7:51 am  #1


Doobie Bros. Sue Bill Murray Over "Ugly" Golf Shirts

It's not often you get a funny legal letter from a lawyer, but that's what Bill Murray received in the mail over his use of the Doobie Bros. "Listen To The Music" in an ad for his Zero Hucks Given golf shirts. 

"It’s a fine song. I know you agree because you keep using it in ads for your Zero Hucks Given golf shirts. However, given that you haven’t paid to use it, maybe you should change the name to ‘Zero Bucks Given.’ "

And it goes on from there. 

The Doobie Brothers send brilliant cease and desist letter to Bill Murray

 

September 26, 2020 7:03 am  #2


Re: Doobie Bros. Sue Bill Murray Over "Ugly" Golf Shirts

That's great!  We need more lawyers like that. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

 

September 26, 2020 10:44 am  #3


Re: Doobie Bros. Sue Bill Murray Over "Ugly" Golf Shirts

It's me Karen wrote:

That's great!  We need more lawyers like that. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png

I feel the same way. The letter brought something to mind that I'm sure you'll remember -- probably better than me, given how good your memory is. I think someone (not sure if it was you) had mentioned that Hang On Sloopy was the official state rock song of Ohio, and then I found the resolution that had been passed regarding this and posted it. We both thought it was great as well, and I think it's worth posting again here.
https://ohiohistorycentral.org/w/Ohio%27s_State_Rock_Song_-_Hang_On_Sloopy

 

September 27, 2020 3:20 pm  #4


Re: Doobie Bros. Sue Bill Murray Over "Ugly" Golf Shirts

Bill Murray's lawyer has now responded to the Doobies' cease-and-desist letter.
https://www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com/bill-murrays-lawyer-has-responded-to-the-doobie-brothers-cease-and-desist-letter/

Last edited by Lorne (September 27, 2020 3:21 pm)

 

September 28, 2020 5:07 am  #5


Re: Doobie Bros. Sue Bill Murray Over "Ugly" Golf Shirts

I absolutely love all this!
 

 

September 28, 2020 7:30 am  #6


Re: Doobie Bros. Sue Bill Murray Over "Ugly" Golf Shirts

Agreed ... and without love, where would we be now? I do hope that they're One Step Closer to resolving this.

 

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