Florida lawmakers want to make it a misdemeanor for musicians to misrepresent themselves. The Miami Herald reports that 1950s "imposter" bands are the biggest problem. Those might not really be The Drifters playing that nursing home.
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And in Florida, lawmakers are proposing a truth in music bill, making it a misdemeanor for musicians to misrepresent themselves. According to the Miami Herald, 1950s impostor bands posing as the Platters or the Drifters are popular in Florida and they're often hired to play at retirement homes.
The 1980s group Frankie Goes to Hollywood also found itself on a marquis recently to the surprise of the real band members. Similar laws are on the books in five other states.
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