Bands resolve dispute over The Clovers name

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 11 at 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two groups with ties to the 1950s R&B group The Clovers who had been fighting over the use of the band's name have come to an agreement.

Lawyers for the two groups filed a document Friday in federal court in Washington saying they've settled a lawsuit over the name.

The original group The Clovers started performing in the Washington area and gained fame in the 1950s, in particular for their song "Love Potion No. 9." The group's fame fell off in the 1960s, however, and the members moved on.

Earlier this year, Florida resident Harold Winley, who was part of the group in the 1950s, sued to be able to use the name when performing.

The groups will now be known as Harold Winley and the Clovers and The Clovers.

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