Music: Sour Notes in the Courtroom

The Federal Court in Manhattan's Foley Square had not been so lively since Estes Kefauver interviewed Frank Costello. A House Judiciary subcommittee, holding hearings on monopolistic practices in the broadcasting industry last week, wound up testimony from leading tunesmiths, lyric writers and librettists. Upstaging Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler were Librettists Alan Jay (My Fair Lady) Lerner, Oscar (South Pacific) Hammerstein II, Dorothy (I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby) Fields and Otto (Roberta) Harbach; Composer Stanley (What a Difference a Day Made) Adams, Occasional Songwriter Billy (Barney Google) Rose. Their statements...

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