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A bill that would ban the use of a musician's or musical group's name to falsely advertise a paid performance by a tribute band passed the House Monday.

HB457, sponsored by Rep. Greg Hughes, R-Draper, also received the hearty support of Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of the group Sha Na Na, who now lobbies on behalf of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame for such bills.

"This bill does work, and it works on behalf of consumers in Utah and on behalf of the authentic performers," he said, before launching into his signature doo wop ending with a bass-note "thank you."

The bill passed 73-0 and moves to the Senate for further action.

Sheena McFarland

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