Members of the '60s garage-psychedelia band the Electric Prunes have filed breach-of-contract suits against a production company and publisher claiming that their record and publishing royalties have
LOS ANGELES -- Members of the '60s garage-psychedelia band the Electric Prunes -- best known for their 1966 hit "I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)" -- have filed breach-of-contract suits against a production company and publisher. The suits claim that their record and publishing royalties have gone unpaid for years.
In an action filed July 19 in California Superior Court in Los Angeles (case no. BC318595), Electric Prunes bassist/organist Mark Tulin alleges that Damo Productions failed to pay him royalties due from the band's contract with Reprise Records and payable to Damo.
Tulin seeks damages of $500,000 plus interest.
Tulin and Electric Prunes vocalist/guitarist James Lowe lodged a second suit the same day in the same court (case no. BC318596) against Newcomer Music Publishing Co. The musicians claim that Newcomer has refused to pay publishing royalties.
The publishing suit also claims damages of at least $500,000.
The defendants could not be reached for comment.