Federal Judge Stops Another "Great Pretender"
Federal Judge Places Permanent Injunction
Against Vocalist Appearing at The Seahawk Cultural Center inside South Carolina’s Hilton Head High School
Myles Savage enjoined from ever Claiming Affiliation with the Iconic Vocal Group, The Platters®
December 14, 2017 Jacksonville, Florida
Federal District Court Judge Timothy J. Corrigan issued a Permanent Injunction against Myles Savage and his companies New Wave Swing, LLC and Stars International USA, Inc., from stating he is nor ever has been affiliated with the Rock & Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Halls of Fame ensemble, The Platters®, known for timeless hits including; Only You (and You Alone), The Great Pretender, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
Savage advertised his upcoming show as “The Farewell Tour: The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and The Temptations Salute: ‘The Last Original Stars’”. He is scheduled to appear on January 19 and 20, 2018 at the Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School in South Carolina. Judge Corrigan further ordered Savage to place at least one-half page of corrective advertising in the newspapers where the show has already been advertised.
Savage, a lounge crooner, has promoted himself at times as either the lead singer or former lead singer of The Platters. He performed in 2001 with a group at the Sahara Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada that impersonated the iconic group; but a federal court there eventually ruled they had no rights and closed them down permanently enjoining them from performing as The Platters.
Frederick J. Balboni Jr., producer, manager and president of Herb Reed Enterprises, LLC, who filed the federal action against Savage, is the owner of The Platters Trademark. He said, “Myles Savage basically engaged in a form of identity theft. I’m glad he and his group have been stopped. Its a major win for the music consuming public.”