Tafelberg Short: Awakening the Lion: The Case of The Lion Sleeps Tonight (eBook) | Current Affairs & Issues
The story behind the story of a copyright saga that made international headlines. After Solomon Linda, a struggling South African musician, composed what became the world-renowned song The Lion Sleeps Tonight, he was convinced to sign away his rights. While the song became ever more popular, Linda died unacknowledged and his family remained impoverished.
Copyright expert Owen Dean tells the gripping story of the battle for reparation for the Linda family. From a simple start where his advice is commissioned by the Gallo music company to taking on other international entertainment juggernauts, this legal thriller has a lion’s share of twists…