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Rockers Sue EMI-Capitol Over Rights

September 15, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Chubby Checker, Pat Boone and 30 other veteran rock ‘n’ rollers have sued EMI-Capitol Music Records, accusing the company of selling their music without first buying the rights.

In the suit, filed Monday, the rockers are seeking unspecified damages for fraud, breach of contract and misrepresentation.

Judi Kerr, a spokeswoman for Capitol Records in Hollywood, said the company was unaware of the suit and therefore couldn’t comment.

Other plaintiffs include William Berry, the son of Jan Berry of Jan and Dean; Freddy Fender; Jerome Gross of the Dovells; Rod Bainbridge of The Fortunes; and Anthony Butala of The Lettermen.

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