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The Real Rock Follies: The Great Girl Band Rip-Off of 1976 - Annabel Leventon
The Real Rock Follies: The Great Girl Band Rip-Off of 1976
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October 21, 1982. Three singers stand on the steps of the High Court with large cheques and broken dreams. The women are Annie (Annabel Leventon, the book’s author), GB (Gaye Brown), and Di-Di (Diane Langton). Their dream was of a British three-woman rock band, unique and different from anything... show more
October 21, 1982. Three singers stand on the steps of the High
Court with large cheques and broken dreams.

The women are Annie (Annabel Leventon, the book’s author),
GB (Gaye Brown), and Di-Di (Diane Langton). Their dream
was of a British three-woman rock band, unique and different
from anything that had gone before. They called themselves
Rock Bottom. They were raunchy, rude and hilarious – the
contemporary media described them as ‘a cross between the
female Rolling Stones and the female Marx Brothers’ – and they
nearly made it.

Until Thames Television stole everything and made a major
award-winning series called Rock Follies, about them, based on
them, but without them. It made stars of the three lookalikes
playing them. And they lost everything.

A common enough tale of showbiz betrayal. Except that they
fought back. At the offset of the Court trial, the Head of Drama
at Thames TV sarcastically quipped, ‘three little actresses against
the might of EMI?’

Forget it, the three ladies were told. Move on.
They didn’t. They took the case to the High Court and won.
Breach of Confidence is now on the Statute Books and it has
become one of the defining cases in Intellectual Property.

'The Real Rock Follies' is a real-life story of youthful trust betrayed,
dreams of stardom dashed and cruel lessons learnt. The three
girls, then in their late twenties, learned too late that in the
harsh showbiz world you can hardly trust anyone, not even your
friends. However, despite everything, they got the last laugh.
Their promising career couldn’t be returned to them but they
enjoyed the huge satisfaction (both emotional and financial)
that the ruling confirmed that the creative concept behind Rock
Follies was fully theirs.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781999705404 (1999705408)
Publisher: NW1 Books
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
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