Well, maybe they do: they should have secured the royalties agreement in advance. I guess it was just a matter of time.
A group of former London state school children who sang on Pink Floyd’s 1979 classic “Another Brick In The Wall” have lodged a claim for unpaid royalties.I grew up hearing the song and managed to learn to appreciate education. I’m even pursuing a doctorate. Which reminds me: total derivatives of implicit functions SUCK! They seep out of my head after a few hours and I have to revisit the damn things every two days.
Twenty-three teenage pupils from Islington Green School secretly recorded vocals for the track, which became an anthem for children with the chorus “We don’t need no education.”
On hearing the song, the headmistress banned the pupils from appearing on television or video—leaving them no evidence and making it harder for them to claim royalties—and the local school authority described the lyrics as “scandalous.”