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End of a Wild Man

Back in February, for the benefit of copyright geeks I posted about Wild Man Fischer, who “sang” the “song” Merry-Go-Round, the composition at issue in a well-known “new use” copyright case, Cohen v. Paramount Pictures Corp.

Wild Man Fischer died the other day, and the obit in the New York Times (he has an obit in the New York Times!) features notes about Merry-Go-Round, Frank Zappa, and, in a surprise to me, Rosemary Clooney.