[78-L] Randy Wood

Michael Biel mbiel at mbiel.com
Thu Apr 14 14:01:40 PDT 2011

On 4/14/2011 10:24 AM, Julian Vein wrote:
> agp wrote:
>> As to the poaching from black artists, I recall a comment made by
>> Fats Domino about the fact that Pat Boone bested him in the charts
>> with covers of his stuff. Fats held up his hand and displayed a large
>> diamond ring and commented to the effect, thank to him (Pat Boone), I
>> have this.  T
>> _______________________________________________
> Composers only have to write a song once. Musicians have to perform it
> every night!      Julian Vein

And Fats would get royalties from Pat Boone's covers ONLY for the songs 
that Fats himself wrote!  But rock covers did sometimes give fame to the 
original Black artist.  Would anybody have ever gone back and paid 
attention to Big Mama Thornton if Elvis had not recorded Hound Dog?

Mike Biel  mbiel at mbiel.com

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