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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:47 PM
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Did Bob Dylan sue Hootie and the Blowfish for "Only Wanna Be With You"?
I have heard before that Dylan sued Hootie for using the term "tangled up in blue" in that song. I can't seem to find any real facts regarding this.
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:54 PM
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1. Too bad there are insufficient grounds to sue them for merely existing.
Edited on Fri Jan-16-09 07:55 PM by LaraMN
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:57 PM
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3. Ha! I am not big Hootie fans by any means, but I was
disappointed to hear Dylan sued because of this. The song was more of a tribute to him.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 09:34 PM
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5. "rock" + golf
Does.Not.Mix
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Generic Brad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 09:40 PM
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7. Neither does Hootie + music
I.Do.Not.Like.Hootie.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 10:06 PM
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9. I.Can.See.That.
:P
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 09:35 PM
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6. Can we make it a class action?
I'll join. :)
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 10:05 PM
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8. Really?
Even if you hate Hootie, should they have really been sued? I mean it was a tribute. He respected Dylan.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 10:12 PM
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10. That's not what I would call respect.
I mean for his music in general.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 10:27 PM
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11. How do you know that though? Darrius Rucker claimed to
be a huge Dylan fan. It might not have shown in musical style, but still.
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hibbing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:56 PM
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2. Idiot Wind
They also used "They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy", a line from the Dylan song Idiot Wind.

Peace
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:58 PM
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4. Didn't realize that.
Still, I don't get the suit. Like I said earlier, it was more of a tribute to Dylan than ripping him off.
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