The Turtles Sue Us Restaurant Chain

The members of 1960s band THE TURTLES are suing an American restaurant chain, after used their 1967 hit HAPPY TOGETHER in its commercials.

The Turtles are demanding $75,000 (GBP39,473) from the Applebees restaurant chain, claiming that the music and voices in the ad turn a "sweet love song to a crass paean to shrimp and steak combination plates", according to legal papers.

ARCHIES singer RON DANTE, who is not part of the legal action, performs in the commercial and claims he was asked to sing the jingle in "patented Archies style" - not to copy the Turtles.

23/12/2004 03:24

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The only thing the Turtles should get is royalties from the song's performance. They shouldn't get a dime extra because they don't like the fact that the song is presented in a commercial.
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