No Affidavits: Too Many Indiscretions in the Closet?
There is, of course, Dan Brown's often repeated statement that he wrote a song called "Peace in Our Time" that was played in the 1996 Olympics?
His repeated statement can be found here:
Dan Brown's web site
But Brown's statement is at odds with the following record obtained from The U.S. Copyright Office?
18. Registration Number PA-454-455
Title Peace in our time / A. Hill, P. Sinfield.
Note Performed by aJennifer Holiday.
In 1988 Summer Olympics album/One moment in time. 1 compact disc
Claimant Virgin Music (Pubs), Ltd.
Author on © Application words & music aPete Sinfield & aAndy Hill.
Miscellaneous C.O. corres.
Special Codes 3/M/L
To verify the information, you, dear blog reader, can go here: http://www.copyright.gov/records/cohm.html
Then search for Peace in our time (use the music option. No need to use "")
Next check the box for Peace in our time, click the radio button for "full record display" then hit submit.
Scroll down to #18 to see the listing above.
THEN, use your browser's "search in this page" function to look for "brown" as you load each of the three pages of listings.
Then ask yourself: how is it that there's not a song by Dan Brown listed here?
The other question would be how songwriters Pete Sinfield & Andy Hill feel about having their song misappropriated.