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ZZ Top Copied Hooker?
Highest Court Ninth Circuit
Year Ended 1997
Plaintiffs LaCienega Music
Defendants Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
Ham, Bill
Music Producer(s)
Music Publisher(s)
Warner Bros. Records
Warner-Elektra-Atlantic
ZZ Top
Other Besman, Bernard
Hooker, John Lee
Short Description ZZ Top was by sued by the music publisher for Bernard Besman, co-author with John Lee Hooker of a song called "Boogie Chillen," claiming that ZZ's signature tune, "La Grange," infringed the copyright of Besman's composition. - [This entry is not yet complete or has not been edited/checked.]

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Copying & Distribution/Dissemination


Opinions La Cienega Music Co. v. ZZ
53 F.3d 950
Ninth Circuit , January 10, 1995 ( No. 93-55230 )


La Cienega Music Co. v. ZZ
44 F.3d 813
Ninth Circuit , January 10, 1995 ( No. 93-55230 )


La Cienega Music Co. v. ZZ
516 U.S. 927
Supreme Court of the United States , October 10, 1995 ( No. 95-72 )


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Related Searches Parties
Besman, Bernard ( Other )
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) ( Defendant )
Ham, Bill ( Defendant )
Hooker, John Lee ( Other )
LaCienega Music ( Plaintiff )
Music Producer(s) ( Defendant )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Warner Bros. Records ( Defendant )
Warner-Elektra-Atlantic ( Defendant )
ZZ Top ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Copyrights / Infringement / Copying & Distribution/Dissemination

Courts
Ninth Circuit (highest court)


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