Beach Boys Act on Bad Vibes, File 20 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Published: 2006-01-16
Surf pop megastars the Beach Boys are filing a $20 million (US) lawsuit against two men whom they've accused of taking memorabilia and recordings.

Warehouse owner Allan Gaba and his friend Roy Sciacca are defendants in the Los Angeles case that alleges that they violated copyright and trademark rights by taking the Beach Boys' things without their permission.

The popular 60s pop group had stored some instruments, original sheet music, music charts, photos, contracts etc. at Gaba's warehouse. According to the Associated Press, when the Beach Boys emptied the warehouse in 1994 they noticed between 13 and 25 boxes missing. The Boys allege that the two men took them without permission and attempted to sell them for profit.

Hours before they were about to be sold, the Beach Boys intervened at the Cooper Owen Auction House in London.

The Beach Boys reached their peak of popularity in the 60s with surf-inspired tunes like "Surfin' Safari," "Little Deuce Coop," and "Good Vibrations."

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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