Preliminary Injunction Issued In Beach Boys Suit

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the release of new editions of early-'60s material by the Beach Boys, Billboard Bulletin reports. U.S. District Court Judge Harry Hupp's ru

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction barring the release of new editions of early-'60s material by the Beach Boys, Billboard Bulletin reports. U.S. District Court Judge Harry Hupp's ruling is a victory for the Beach Boys' label Brother Records, which on Dec. 20 sued Pampa, Texas-based label Surf's Up! Records and its operator Brad Elliott, Los Angeles label Deck Records, and Deck owner Bruce Morgan, claiming trademark infringement.



Morgan -- son of the late Hite and Dorinda Morgan, who recorded the disputed material -- filed his own suit the same day. A U.S. District Court judge had earlier granted a temporary restraining order barring the sale or release of the Beach Boys tracks at issue.



Hupp's ruling apparently enjoins the release of the two-CD set "First Wave - The Complete Hite Morgan Sessions," a Surf's Up! project that was to be distributed by L.A.-based Collectors' Choice Music. Gordon Anderson, VP of Collectors' Choice, says, "We're canceling all existing customer orders ... I've got to pull the plug."


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