Fact #361

In 1959, the guy who wrote “Louie, Louie” sold the song’s rights for $750 to pay for his wedding. In the mid-80s, he was living on welfare with his mom in South Central LA, when a lawyer convinced him to take action to get the rights back. He settled out of court and became a millionaire.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Berry_%28musician%29#.22Louie_Louie.22

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