The former members of the Beatles and Yoko Ono won their fight Friday to stop sales of a recording of the Fab Four singing drunkenly in a German club 35 years ago.
In a settlement following a four-day High Court hearing in London, Lingasong Music Ltd. agreed to abide by an injunction stopping the sales and to hand over the original tape.The company had claimed the late John Lennon gave his permission in 1962 to use the recording made at Hamburg's Star Club by Edward Taylor, leader of the obscure '60s band King Size Taylor and the Dominoes.
George Harrison, making a rare public appearance, testified Wednesday that the recording was one of the "crummiest" of the group ever made.
Harrison, 55, argued that even if Lennon had said anything to Taylor, it was not binding. "One drunken person recording another bunch of drunks does not constitute business deals," he said.