[Dixielandjazz] Sounds of Silence...

Charlie Hooks charliehooks@earthlink.net
Sun, 18 Aug 2002 09:48:47 -0500

> In June, after the British musical group the Planets introduced a
> piece of complete silence on its latest album, representatives of the
> of composer John Cage, who once wrote "4'33"" (273 seconds of silence),
> threatened to sue the group for ripping Cage off but failed, said the
> to specify which 60 of the 273 seconds it thought had been pilfered.
> Said Mike Batt of the Planets: "Mine is a much better silent piece. I am
> able to say in one
> minute what took Cage four minutes and 33 seconds." [The Independent
> (London), 6-21-02]