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Bon Jovi Bails Out British Economy: Gordon Brown’s Prayer

by | 14th, October 2008

WHY oh why oh why oh why didn’t Gordon Brown just wait a few more days to annonce his bank rescue plan?

Had only Gordon realised that US pop group Bon Jovi had ripped off his seminal 1970s hit Slippery When Wet – Best Wear Boots And Braces & Take Out Private Medical Insurance, he could have sued them for the £400billion needed.

Now we learn that Samuel Bartley Steele, a US musician is suing Bon Jovi for $400 billion in a plagiarism suit.

Dollars to pounds, we grant you, and Bon Jovi may have money left over, should they lose the case, to sort Gordon out. But a dollar can be worth a pound, and 400billion is the figure on the table.

Steele claims Bon Jovi heard his song (Man I Really) Love This Team, written for the Boston Red Sox baseball team, and copied it. Says he:

“As intent will be easy to prove, we are seeking the statutorily authorised amount of $100,000 (£54,054) per CD sold. Just under four million CDs have been sold to date. This totals almost $400 billion.”

You can’t fault the maths, Gordon. The only hope now is that steele lsoes his case and Gordon can make his move. Take it away Gordon…

Whooah, were half way there
Livin on a prayer
With your cash we’ll make it – I swear
Livin on a prayer

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