Friday, October 20, 2006

Lawyers Halt Beatles' Cornish Translation

A folk act's plans to record covers of Beatles' songs sung in Cornish is deader than John Lennon.

The United Kingdom's Skwardya hoped to translate the lyrics of several Beatles songs into Cornish, a nearly dead language, and put them to tape. After a small flurry of media attention in the United Kingdom, however, Harrisongs and Northern Songs, the publishers of The Beatles' tunes, put the brakes on the idea.

"We have checked with the copyright owners at Sony. They tell us nothing is approved," the act said in a statement.

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