More proof, if any be needed, that the music business is filled with predatory parasites. “The Time Has Come” by The Chambers Brothers has been widely licensed by the record company but the band received pennies. Lester Chambers went public with this and now Yoko One is supporting him. Good.
Chambers also said “our hit song” was licensed to over 100 “films, TV & commercials without our permission.” He concluded the message by stating his current economic status, trying to live on $1,200 US a month, with music charity Sweet Relief taking donations for him. Chambers also said only one percent of those in his situation are financially capable of suing for royalties, stating: “I AM THE 99 Percent.”