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Living Legends January 30, 2009

Posted by Dominic in Uncategorized.
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Today I spoke to a living legend. Not a household name. Not a megastar. But, someone whose playing has been heard by millions of people. Indeed, his unique contribution to some of the best known tracks of the 1960s is recognised the world over. He played the violin on Eleanor Rigby…and Love, Love, Love…and countless other recordings.

 

After a lifetime of playing, Pat Halling now faces the prospect of losing his royalties, just because of the shorter copyright term. And he is just one of the 38,000 performers who signed the petition calling for 95 years. When you next hear Eleanor Rigby, listen to the violin part. It’s special. And it’s worth something.

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