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Subject: Re: Phil Phillips, RIP


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Mulligan
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Date Posted: Fri March 27, 2020 09:49:28
In reply to: Dan D. 's message, "Phil Phillips, RIP" on Wed March 25, 2020 19:30:02

Sea of Love is a favorite of mine; one of the great, haunting songs from that era. He was a talented man. But he was another one victimized by the rottenness of the music industry:

According to wikipedia, Phillips was paid only $6800, and received no further royalties for the song or its recording.

Phillips did not release an album to capitalize on his success, due to the unfavorable terms of his deal. "Because I decided to fight for what was rightfully and legally mine, a full album that I recorded was never released. I'm not being paid, nor have I ever been paid, as an artist for 'Sea of Love'. I never received justice and to this day have not received justice."

I hope this was eventually resolved in his favor. And I assume he outlived the people who ripped him off.

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Re: Phil Phillips, RIPPaul from englandFri April 10, 2020 02:37:23


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