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COLUMN SEVENTY-EIGHT, NOVEMBER 1, 2002
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FW: Nedra famous again!...and back in court.
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2002 15:49:14 -0400
From: Scott Ross Scott.Ross@cbn.org
after all isn't that why I married her 35 years ago? !
For fame not court.
folks, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stamp unveiling in Cleveland last week was
a real nostalgia trip for Nedra. She was also given opportunity to speak on a
number of occasions.. The quote from the London Times comes to mind: "God
and rock and roll work together in the hands of someone who loves them
news...The interminable Ronette case is back in the New York State Court of
Appeals tomorrow. This is the highest court in New York State, compiled of seven
judges. This case has been dragging on for nigh on 14 years. We have won all
previous cases and now this is the latest appeal by Phil Spector's lawyers.
Spector is Nedra's former record producer who has denied the Ronettes all their
royalties since the early 1970's .
is a precedent setting case that will hopefully remedy the injustices that other
musical artists have suffered for many years. The attorney's representing
singers, Don Henley (The Eagles) and Sheryl Crowe have filed a "friends of
the court amicus brief" in conjunction with our case.
case will be heard tomorrow afternoon September 5/2002. We may not get the
outcome of the ruling for a number of weeks. We will let you know.
we need is prayer, for justice to be served, lies revealed, and that Nedra's
(natural) inheritance is not denied her.
FROM: Cleveland Plain Dealer:
dancing in the street, but they were dancing at the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame yesterday when members of 12 legendary "girl" groups hit the
stage for the unveiling of foreign-issue postage stamps that honor their
contributions to music.
Mary Wilson was there alongside Martha and the Vandellas, whose "Dancing in
the Street" was a chart-topper in 1964.
Thev joined a multitude of "baby be mine" crooners who evoked
'60s memories Of sprayed bouffants, frosty-blush eve shadow and Pink lipstick.
American fans of these songstresses, "The Legendary Girl
But without the
experience to produce and sell stamps, these countries rely on agencies such as
the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corp. in New York.
This group and others like it assist in designing and distributing the
stamps. The countries buy the
stamps wholesale and then sell them at a profit.
what happened is that someone on the Ghana stamp committee was familiar with
this music," said Sam Malamud, vice president of operations at
Inter-Governmental. "The idea got floated and it took off from there.
of the Ronettes said the renewed attention caught her off guard.
we were 15 and 16 years old and just getting started, we didn't know we were
creating music that would affect the world," said Talley-Ross. 'this is
In addition to
the Ronettes, other groups present were the Shirelles, the Angels, the Chantels,
the Cookies, the Dixie Cups, Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, the Marvelettes
and the Velvelettes---all looking as glamorous as ever in fur collars and slinky
But the crowd of
about 350 people who jammed the rock hall lobby were more interested in hearing
Linda Shaw, her
husband and a friend, all from Brisbane, Australia, were on a cross-country trip
of the United States and the rock hall was high on their travel agenda.
They couldn't believe their luck at seeing the singing legends all
"I've got a lot of their music on 45s at home," Shaw said. "American music from the '50s and "60s is very big in Australia. This is unbelievable." ##
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