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Two members of the 1960s rock band Electric Prunes sued their record label and a company that published their songs, alleging in two separate lawsuits the companies failed to pay them royalties totaling $1 million. Bass player Mark Tulin filed the lawsuit Monday in Superior Court against Damo Productions Inc., which the lawsuit alleges recorded albums for the rock band. Tulin and lead singer James Lowe, of Santa Ynez, Calif., also filed a separate lawsuit Monday against Newcomer Music Publishing Co., which the lawsuit says published the band’s songs. Tulin and Lowe were representing themselves in the suits, each asking for $500,000 in damages. Damo and Newcomer officials could not be located for comment Tuesday. The companies’ business licenses were suspended in the late 1960s, according to the California Secretary of State. In the lawsuit against Damo, Tulin alleges the company owes him royalties from album sales based on a 1966 written contract. Tulin and Lowe allege in their lawsuit against Newcomer that they are owed royalties based on an oral agreement they and the company agreed upon in 1967. The Electric Prunes was formed in Seattle in 1965 and recorded more than a dozen albums. Their biggest hit was the 1965 song, “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night.” Copyright 2004 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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