Singer fined about $4,000 for singing ABBA karaoke

At last, some sensible laws! Kudos to the UK.

Noise officers said they also received specific complaints about Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Islands in the Stream.

I wonder what the charge would be for singing Terry Jacks.

Or even for singing the original Jacques Brel version of Seasons in the Sun:

I think the (loose) translation to English was actually written by the alleged singer/songwriter Rod McKuen, who was covered in even thicker treacle than Terry Jacks, if that was even possible. His song “Jean” is one of the few that can reasonably be presented as a counter argument when “Seasons in the Sun” is held up as the worst ever.

5 thoughts on “Singer fined about $4,000 for singing ABBA karaoke

  1. And can’t we, as a society, agree on a penalty of drawing and quartering for anyone who starts in with that “Torn Between Two Lovers” crap?

  2. Ah, yes, 1974: the year of “Seasons in the Sun,” “Dark Lady,” “The Night Chicago Died,” “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero,” “Angie Baby,” “(You’re) Having My Baby,” “The Way We Were,” “Hooked on a Feeling,” and “Kung Fu Fighting.” And those were just the chart-toppers.

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