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Imposter Marvelettes Lose Trademark Registration

Michigan Rock and Roll won a great victory through the efforts of the Truth In Music organization. The group headed by Jon “Bowzer” Baumann and others was successful in getting the trademark registration of “The Marvelettes”, previously held by people who had no connection to the original group, cancelled. Groups of impostor Marvelettes had been touring the country claiming to be the originals, and had appeared as such in Bay City, MI, at the Friendship Shell in a concert sponsored by the Bay Art Council in 2006.

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Norwegian Wood

I was peaking on the acid I dropped at the Flamingo by the time we reached the Scotch of St. James. Burdon always had the best L.S.D. I’d been taking it several times each week since George, Pattie, Cynthia, and I had been dosed at a dinner party given by my dentist. Cyn had been scared to death, but I quite enjoyed it.


It’s a good thing Mal drove the Aston-Martin as everything had dissolved into a blur of color and sound. We were laughing hysterically as we stepped off the lift. I had briefly panicked and screamed loudly when I thought it had burst into flame after the doors had closed. It seemed like minutes, but Mal assured me it took only seconds for me to discover that it was a small red light on the lift’s console.

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Madonna - We Have Her Key

I love comedian Robin Williams’ famous quote, “If you remember the 60’s, you weren’t there.” Now if I have to explain to you why that’s funny, I guess either you really weren’t there or you don’t understand the drug implications in the quote. I’m also pretty sure that you could apply that saying to any of the subsequent decades as well, but just for the following story, how about if we change William’s quote slightly to “If you remember the 80’s, you weren’t there”?

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