Gay Village People Co-Founder Says 'YMCA' Not A Gay Song
When an openly gay member of the Village People tries to tell you that there is nothing gay about the song "YMCA," it's hard to suppress a look of shock ... I think you need to read the lyrics again. I think people read things into it.
Village People Singer Wins a Legal Battle in Fight to Reclaim Song Rights
Moskowitz of Federal District Court in Los Angeles rejected the song publishers’ claim that Mr. Willis was not eligible to reclaim his share of ownership of “YMCA,” whose lyrics he wrote, and 32 other songs recorded by the Village People. The ...
Victor Willis wins YMCA copyright battle
Decades after he wrote the lyrics to the hit song YMCA, Victor Willis has gained control of ... That does not mean that the litigation over the Village People catalogue is over, however. Although Willis’s songwriting partner Jacques Morali died in ...
Village People “Deeply Dismayed” by YMCA Name Change
Earlier this week, the YMCA announced that it was shortening ... When they continue to perform the song live (yes, they still tour year-round), the Village People will be sticking to the original lyrics. Eat that, newfangled social branding efforts!
A Village Person Tests the Copyright Law
The prefab, gaudily costumed 1970s group the Village People ... Music, a French business, and Can’t Stop Productions, one of its American affiliates, do not deny that Mr. Willis, who dressed as a police or naval officer in the group’s live performances ...