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The Truth Please
Posted by The Other Brother on 11/17/2017, 11:05 am
Now that we're out from under the angst-filled moderator of Kingston Crossroads, can someone please explain exactly what the f&@$ happened to the late, great Kingston Trio? We keep getting told that we'll all feel better when all the facts are known, so let's have it! Specifically, why would someone as intelligent as Bob Shane lease the rights to the Kingston Trio trademark for 10-20 years for a lousy $100,000? If it was intended as a gift to the son of an old and dear friend, I will totally understand. If his expectations are that the new group will somehow increase the value of the brand, can someone please explain how three mediocre, aging amateurs can possibly be expected to achieve this? Don't worry about being sued for telling the truth here - the truth is an absolute defense to defamation, and I doubt seriously if the new Trio has extracted confidentiality agreements from anyone, other than perhaps the Grove trio in return for dropping them from their onerous lawsuit. SOMEONE out there must be able to fill in the blanks and help us make sense of this fiasco?