December 17, 1991 – A federal court puts its stamp on hip-hop

December 17, 1991 – A federal court puts its stamp on hip-hop

Gilbert O’Sullivan, an Irishman who favoured bowl haircuts and suspenders, argued for his right to control and profit from the use of his 1971 recording as the musical underpinning of rapper Biz Markie’s 1991 song “Alone Again.”

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