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January 19, 1988|DEBORAH CAULFIELD | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

The rock singer who "Let the Good Times Roll" in the 1950s won the right to collect half the royalties from that song after singing it from the witness chair to a federal jury. Jurors decided Friday that Shirley Goodman was a co-author of the million-selling song, even though her one-time singing partner Leonard Lee previously has been credited as the sole author. A judge will decide how much money Goodman should receive, based on record sales and performances of the song by other musicians in the last 30 years. The song could be worth more than $350,000 in royalties, Goodman's attorney said.

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