The Real Rock Follies

The Great Girl Band Rip-Off of 1976

Author: Annabel Leventon

Publisher: NW1 Books

ISBN: 9781999705404

Category: Rock groups

Page: 304

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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 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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Video Hound's Golden Movie Retriever

Author: Martin Connors,Jim Craddock

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1815

View: 7252

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This comprehensive guide contains the most extensive listing of movies available on video--with 1,000 new movies, added categories, and more--plus a multitude of cross-referencing within its 13 primary indexes.
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Videohound's Golden Movie Retriever, 1997

Author: Visible Ink,Visible Ink Press Staff,Craddock

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787607807

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1600

View: 2394

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The alternative life raft in a sea of similarity, VideoHound competes on content, categories, and indexing, but the dramatic difference is the attitude. Irreverent, slightly tongue-in-cheek, the Hound never takes himself too seriously. The 1997 edition, fully expanded and updated with 1,000 new entries, provides information and opinions on 22,000-plus videos--more than any other guide on the market--including documentaties, made-for-TV movies, and animated features. Includes Web site entertainment directory.
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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever 2000

Author: Martin Connors,Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781578590421

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1700

View: 8761

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors
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VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

2005

Author: Jim Craddock

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787674700

Category: Music

Page: 1655

View: 2439

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Describes and rates more than twenty thousand videos, and provides indexes by theme, awards, actors, actresses, and directors.
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