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Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better k...

wikipedia - 11 Sep 2016
Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker, film director, choreographer, and dancer, best known for her multi-million selling worldwide No. 1 hit "Mickey" from 1982.
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“Moondog” Mike Judge's sound advice

Colorado Springs Independent - 18 Jul 2018
“Wish I could unhear that” song: A lot of '80s stuff, but nothing's worse than “Mickey” by Toni Basil. Good god, I feel bad for even bringing it up, because someone out there will now have it stuck in their head. On the other hand, maybe they like it ...
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How Michael Jackson Changed Dance History

Biography - 21 Jun 2018
One of the most widely known dance troupes using the style were the Electric Booglaoos and among their moves were stylized, almost cartoonish walks, including what was called at the time the “backslide,” according to performer Toni Basil, who is widely ...
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What the World Needs Now Is Devo

SF Weekly - 28 Jun 2018
Who shows up but Toni Basil, and she has brought Iggy Pop along. They were both already fans. Unbeknownst to us, they had started telling everybody about Devo. They'd even given a cassette to Neil Young.” Shortly after that concert, the band found ...
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Talking Devolution with Burger Boogaloo Headliner Devo

East Bay Express (blog) - 27 Jun 2018
The same venue of Devo's debut showcase invited the band back, gaining them local recognition, and attracted the likes of Toni Basil and Iggy Pop, who then gave their tape to Neil Young, who then gave their tape to David Bowie, who brought Devo in ...
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Lane Splitting May Be Legal in More Places Than We Thought

RideApart - 21 Jun 2018
It was sort of like drumming on your steering wheel in traffic; there's no law directly protecting your right to rock out to Toni Basil's “Hey Mickey” on a Tuesday afternoon, but also no law against it. According to Padway, as of September 2017 lane ...
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Disney, Others Beat 'Mickey' Singer Toni Basil's TM Claims

Law360 - 16 Feb 2018
Law360 (February 15, 2018, 10:58 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Thursday granted a bid by Disney, Kohl's and Forever 21 to dismiss a trademark infringement claim brought by Toni Basil, the singer of 1981's one-hit wonder song “Mickey,” that ...
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Mickey singer Toni Basil sues Disney and South Park

BBC News - 01 Sep 2017
Toni Basil, the one-hit-wonder who recorded Mickey, is suing several companies, saying they have used the song without permission. Media giants Disney and Viacom are among the defendants named in her case, filed in Los Angeles on Thursday.
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Trademark elements of Toni Basil's Mickey case dismissed

Complete Music Update - 19 Feb 2018
A federal court in California last week dismissed a trademark infringement claim made by choreographer and one-time pop star Toni Basil against Disney and others. Though elements of Basil's multi-layered litigation in relation to her 1982 hit 'Mickey' ...
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'Mickey' singer Toni Basil is back on stage at 74

New Idea - 16 Oct 2017
Toni Basil rocketed to the top of the charts all over the world back in 1982 with her smash hit single Mickey - and then dropped off most people's radars. But the former pop sensation is back in the spotlight - and back on stage - at the ripe old age ...
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Toni Basil Sues JibJab Over 'Mickey' E-Card

TheWrap - 05 Sep 2017
Toni Basil is so not so fine with JibJab using the video for her signature song “Mickey” for one of its e-cards — and she's suing-mad over it, claiming that she's “experienced sleep deprivation, nightmares and anxiety” as a result. In a lawsuit filed ...

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