Syracuse Herald Journal
July 24, 1989
While many singers have recorded the song “Do You Want to Dance,” Bette Midler fans -would probably argue that nobody sings it the
way she does.
Midler won a ruling from a federal appeals court and plans to sue Ford Motor Co over a commercial in which a singer imitates her too well.’
The appeals court ruled that under California distinctive voice of a professional singer is widely known and is deliberately imitated m
order to sell a product, the sellers have appropriated what is not theirs.”