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January 1, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rapper Biz Markie and Warner Bros. Records have agreed to pay songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan a "substantial" financial payment to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit by the former British pop star, sources close to the case said Tuesday. O'Sullivan filed the suit Nov. 13 in New York charging that "Alone Again," a song on Markie's "I Need a Haircut" album, contains an unauthorized 20-second slice of--or "digital sample" of--O'Sullivan's 1972 hit "Alone Again (Naturally)."
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January 1, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rapper Biz Markie and Warner Bros. Records have agreed to pay songwriter Gilbert O'Sullivan a "substantial" financial payment to resolve a copyright infringement lawsuit by the former British pop star, sources close to the case said Tuesday. O'Sullivan filed the suit Nov. 13 in New York charging that "Alone Again," a song on Markie's "I Need a Haircut" album, contains an unauthorized 20-second slice of--or "digital sample" of--O'Sullivan's 1972 hit "Alone Again (Naturally)."
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July 25, 1998 | From Associated Press
A judge cleared the way Friday for parents to go out of state to get a late-term abortion for their 12-year-old daughter, who allegedly was impregnated by her 17-year-old brother. Probate Judge Pamela Gilbert O'Sullivan granted a prosecutor's request to withdraw a petition to take temporary custody of the girl. The petition, which the judge granted last week, had barred the parents from taking their daughter to a Kansas abortion clinic until she underwent a psychological evaluation.
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February 5, 1997 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Never judge a book . . . , at least not in the case of jazz singers. Ian Shaw looks a lot more like the kind of guy with whom you'd like to lift a pint or two at the local pub than an English singer who can deliver a first-rate jazz performance. Shaw, who made his L.A. debut opening a three-night run at the Hollywood Roosevelt Cinegrill on Monday night, somewhat resembles Van Morrison in both appearance and sound. But Shaw has moved well beyond Morrison's urban jump band blues style.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 1991 | David J. Fox
Get ready to rewrite the box-office record books again. Sometime in the next three days, "Home Alone" will replace "Jaws" to become the fourth-highest-grossing movie in the United States. But don't write it in ink. Within another week to 10 days, the John Hughes film about an 8-year-old boy defending his house from burglars will overtake "Return of the Jedi" to become the No. 3-ranked film at the box office. You're probably safe putting that one in ink.
NEWS
July 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
A judge on Friday blocked the parents of a 12-year-old girl who is six months pregnant by her older brother from taking her to Kansas for a late-term abortion. Intervening at the request of prosecutors, Judge Pamela Gilbert O'Sullivan ordered the girl to undergo psychological tests before the court decides whether to allow the abortion. The judge ruled without explanation.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1991 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The longstanding pop-world debate over the propriety of using "samples" of other people's music in records has accelerated with a federal judge's ruling that the practice constitutes theft. In what is believed to be a first in music copyright cases, Judge Kevin Duffy of the U.S. District Court in New York has referred a case involving a "sample" by rapper Biz Markie of Gilbert O'Sullivan's 1972 hit "Alone Again (Naturally)" to the U.S. attorney for possible criminal prosecution.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
It's easy to think of the celebrated "Performance" album soundtrack--which has just been reissued in compact disc--as a Mick Jagger album. After all, the most famous Rolling Stone co-starred in the unsettling 1970 cult film. He also sang and co-wrote "Memo From Turner," the best-known song on the album. And it's Jagger's face on the cover.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 12, 2012 | By Mikael Wood
On Aug. 24, 1972, Neil Diamond stood on the stage of the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles and made history. Diamond had selected the open-air Griffith Park venue as the setting for a live album, "Hot August Night. " His goal? "To leave the audience remembering something," he said recently. "I'd been on the road for five or six years at that point, and I knew I was about to [take a break]. So we pulled out all the stops and let it all hang out. " He laughed. "I didn't know they'd remember it for 40 years.
NEWS
May 31, 1990 | TODD EVERETT
A brush arbor is a makeshift, outdoor meeting place for religious services. Brush Arbor is a band specializing in what they call "Christian Grass"--a blend of bluegrass and country music with a fundamentalist Christian bent. About to celebrate their 21st anniversary, Brush Arbor is scheduled to perform at a fund-raising show Saturday afternoon at Rancho del Rey Christian Center, between Oak View and Lake Casitas.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 1991 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This Great Religion, whose college-rock liturgy leans toward the Church of England, won the opening round of the Texas Tuneup contest Friday night at Bogart's. The young, British-influenced band, hailing from Long Beach and the San Fernando Valley, was judged best in a diverse field of four contestants that ranged from hard-core punk to a lounge-act spoof.
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