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Chaz and AJ Weblog - 6/17/13

GUESTS:

Grace Randolph - host/critic of Beyond the Trailer on the phone with her weekend box office review of "This Is the End" and the new Superman "Man of Steel".

Governor Dannel P. Malloy - in the studio spoke about the CT Farmers, Income Tax, Gun Sales, Construction plus took on the Tribe's Q & A.

MaryEllen Fillo - reporter with the Hartford Courant, called in to let Megan know she will be missed, and to congratulate new traffic girl "Pam."

AJ's TOP 10 LIST:

You may not know it, but you could owe Warner/Chappell Music thousands of dollars from all the birthday parties you've attended in your life. A class action lawsuit seeks to change that. Warner/Chappell Music claims to own the copyright to the 120-year old, 16-word song that is widely credited with being the best known piece of music in the English language. That means anyone who performs the song publicly risks a $150,000 fine if they don't agree to pay a fee to the music group. While the company doesn't actually come after private individuals for singing the song to their 3-year-olds, it technically could. And it does demand money anytime the song is sung on a television show or movie. Good Morning To You Productions, which is a making a documentary film about the song, filed a class action case Thursday seeking to have the song returned to the public domain. It argues the copyright on the song expired in 1921, and that it should not have been forced to pay $1,500 for the rights to use the song in its documentary.

Top 10 Highest Earning Songs of All Time:

1. ‘Happy Birthday To You’, Patty Hill and Mildred J. Hill/Warner Chappell (1893) estimated earnings: $50 million
2. ‘White Christmas’, Irving Berlin (1940) estimated earnings: $36 million
3. ‘You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, The Righteous Brothers (1964) estimated earnings: $32 million
4. ‘Yesterday’, The Beatles (1965) estimated earnings: $30 million
5. ‘Unchained Melody’, Alex North and Hy Zaret/The Righteous Brothers (1955) estimated earnings: $27.5 million
6. ‘Stand By Me’, Ben E. King/Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller (1961) estimated earnings: $27 million
7. ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’, John Frederick Coots & Haven Gillespie (1934) estimated earnings: $25 million
8. ‘Every Breath You Take’, The Police (1983) estimated earnings: $20.5 million
9. ‘Pretty Woman’, Roy Orbison (1964) estimated earnings: $19.75 million
10. ‘The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)’ Mel Torme/Nat King Cole (1944) estimated earnings: $19 million

IMPOSSIBLE TRIVIA:

Q: This feature is a high priority to almost 70% of men when they buy a home, what is it?

A: A Walk-In Closet

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