Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Marvin Isley dies at age 56

Marvin Isley died in Chicago at age 56.

The Isley Brothers had sued Michael Bolton concerning copyright infringement of Love is a Wonderful Thing and won a jury verdict in 1994 which was upheld by CA9 in 2000.

From an article in May 2000:

As a result, the panel awarded Ronald and Marvin Isley 66 percent of all past and future royalties from the single and 28 percent of past and future royalties from Bolton's album Time, Love and Tenderness.

Wikipedia notes:

In 2000 Michael Bolton unsuccessfully tried to buy the Isley Brothers' catalogue after the Isleys won a lawsuit alleging that Bolton's song Love Is a Wonderful Thing plagiarized their 1966 VEEP single (VEEP 1230) track of the same title.[1]

Ron Isley was convicted of tax evasion in 2006.


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