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New York has become the latest state to sign up to laws which are aimed to prevent Musical fakers impersonating groups they are not affiliated with – imposter bands will now will now face up to $15,000 in fines after Govenor Eliot Spitzer signed the state’s Truth in Music law. The bill, which will go into effect in one month, was prompted by groups representing themselves as doo-wop artists like the Platters, the Coasters and the Drifters. Jon Bauman, “Bowzer” from the group Sha Na Na, advocated for the legislation in New York and other states.

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/ny-limusi225341043aug22,0,7885163.story