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Feb 8 12 12:11 PM
Feb 8 12 6:36 PM
EMJAYPEE wrote:The NAME Bucks Fizz was given to the group by Nichola Martin.
The REPUTATION of Bucks Fizz was built up by Mike Nolan, Jay Aston, Cheryl Baker, Bobby G and Shelley Preston.
Therefore, Mike, Jay and Cheryl (and Shelley too) have a right to a part of that reputation as they put in the hard work between 1981 and the early 1990s recording and touring under that name.
To have a situation where a group with only one original member is the sole group allowed to use the name Bucks Fizz is just ludicrous. Some may say that is the weird and wonderful world of copyright law, but I say it is simply unfair and disrespectful.
Some will bring up the old argument about who left the group when or who has been in the group the longest, seemingly thinking that because somebody leaves a group they should automatically give up the right to everything they worked so hard to establish in the first place? To me, that is not a valid argument...it is simply an excuse to try and justify the actions taken by certain individuals.
Therefore, for demands to be made such as having videos removed from You Tube, websites to be taken down because of the name etc...etc... supposedly because they are protecting the copyright and/or reputation of the "brand" that is Bucks Fizz, just flies in the face of the history of the group.
The person who currently owns the right to use the name Bucks Fizz would not be able to trade off that name had it not been for those years of hard work undertaken by the original members of the group, work that should be respected.
Any invidual can own the copyright to a NAME...but what they can't own is the hard work and reputation that name is built upon.
And I think I will leave it there for now!Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant post! Bravo
Feb 8 12 10:04 PM
'Sing all the hits' - good grief! I haven't seen Bobby's group perform since Graham and Louise were in it, however, I have seen some of the more recent You Tube clips, and agree with Cathy. The performance is boring. They are all very capable singers, but will never have the 'Fizz' factor.Just when we thought it couldn't get any worse, Bobby has sunk to a new level.
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