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Tag: Columbus Ohio 60s bands

"Wish You Didn't Have to Go"

Purple Reign – from 1968!

One has to wonder whether the Columbus, Ohio combo – Purple Reign – sought legal counsel over the homophonic similarity of the band’s name with the title of Prince’s career-defining album (over 25 million sales worldwide to date) and movie from 1984, Purple Rain: “Wish You Didn’t Have to Go“

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"A Thousand Devils"

Another 45 Sold to Laurie

Things were starting to really heat up for Counterpart Records in 1967.  “See What’s Right” by The Wyngates was followed by (1) a regional hit, “Hey Conductor” by Mark V (featuring Sonny Flaharty), that got picked up by Philips for national distribution and then (2) another promising 45 – “A

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