“I Wanna Be Your Man”: Beatles Impersonators Sue Beatles Impersonators For Their Impersonation of Beatles

This may be the most quintessential Vegas lawsuit. The Fab Four out of Nevada has been impersonating the Beatles in musical tributes. They are now effectively suing the Fab 4 of Colorado for impersonating them impersonating the Beatles. The Nevada Fab Four insist that the Colorado Fab 4 look too much and sound too much like them — in looking and sounding like the Beatles. Got it?

You might be surprised by how much you can make as a faux Beatle. The Fab Four has been performing since 1996 around the globe and, in more than 2,000 shows, made more than $15 million in gross revenue. “Baby, You’re a Rich Man.”

Given their name recognition, the Fab Four are telling the Fab 4 “You Can’t Do That” because “You Like Me Too Much.” When the Fab 4 started to advertise on the Internet, the Fab Four said “That’ll Be the Day” and suggest “All I’ve Got to Do” to show pictures and videos of both bands and ask the Court “Tell Me What You See.”

For their part, the Fab 4 are saying “Come and Get It” and that they have a right to impersonate the Beatles as a fab band as much as the next bowl-cut, 50s dressed wannabes.

The Fab Four insist “I Don’t Want to See You Again” and that when people go on the Internet, they are confused by the similar look and names of the bands. The problem is that “I Call Your Name” instead of own our own, says the Fab Four.

The Colorado band notes that they are a smaller operation and mainly play in Colorado. But the Fab Four insist that “If You’ve Got Trouble” it is because the Fab 4 are “attempting to trade” on the reputation and success of The Fab Four in violation of trademark laws. Yet, the Fab 4 insist that they are just obvious in their motive, to wit “I’m Looking Through You” and you are just claiming “Money (That’s What I Want).”

The Court will have to decide who will sing “I’m a Loser” at the end of this fight, but I expect “It Won’t Be Long” with a motion to dismiss filed in the case. However, the Court may just tell both bands “Let It Be.”

What I find amazing is the the original Beatles were never sued by a certain marine mammal claiming “I Am the Walrus.”

Source: Las Vegas Sun

Kudos: Reddit.

19 thoughts on ““I Wanna Be Your Man”: Beatles Impersonators Sue Beatles Impersonators For Their Impersonation of Beatles”

  1. I am certain that the Fab Four are suing over the NAME!!! They have had that name for many years… and no other group should take it (no matter how they spell it) any more than a group should call themselves The Beatles!

  2. Blouise–

    “I was just being a smart-ass.”

    A hearty welcome to you! It’s great to have another “smart-ass” join me on the Turley blawg.

  3. Sorry I missed that, Blouise.

    My sarcasm detector seems to need new batteries this morning. 😉

  4. Buddha Is Laughing
    1, July 23, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    Blouise,

    In re Sherrod, what is the shape of victory?

    Money? Or Breitbart disabled? Like I told Tony, just because an option is available, it doesn’t make it the best option.

    This case here? Pure nuisance nonsense. If this came before me as a Judge? Oh I would most certainly not be amused with plaintiff’s counsel.

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    I know … you’re right … I was just being a smart-ass.

  5. Blouise,

    In re Sherrod, what is the shape of victory?

    Money? Or Breitbart disabled? Like I told Tony, just because an option is available, it doesn’t make it the best option.

    This case here? Pure nuisance nonsense. If this came before me as a Judge? Oh I would most certainly not be amused with plaintiff’s counsel.

  6. When I was in my teens, the Beatles had just released their first album and we played in a band that was playing suffer music, but until we started impersonating the Beatles, we were loosing gigs, so, can I now sue the original impersonators since we were earlier on the track of impersonating?

  7. Can’t buy me love….But you can pay me to make me happy….As one that only listened to the Beatles because others were, I do no think that thy rally brought anything to the American Music scene that would have not com eventually.

    I just gotta shake it baby shake it…then on must remember, you can’t be 20 on sugar mountain……

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