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‘Love Potion No. 9′ singer sues over Clovers’ name

August 3, 2013 • Entertainment


Harold Winley, who performed “Love Potion No. 9” and other hits with the band The Clovers in the 50s, poses for photos Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. home, as he holds an old album cover. The 80-year-old says a splinter group is trying to keep him from performing using the band’s name. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Winley sang “Love Potion No. 9″ and other hits with the R&B group The Clovers in the 1950s, but now the 80-year-old says another group is trying to keep him from performing using the band’s name.

Winley says he was in his teens when he and four other singers started performing as The Clovers in the Washington area. The R&B group played at New York’s Apollo Theater, eventually signed with Atlantic Records and celebrated when “Love Potion No. 9″ became their biggest hit in 1959.

“It was great,” said Winley, who now lives in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. “We didn’t make no money but we had a lot of fun.”

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