Justice! Musician Involved in the Famous Amen Break Gets Paid!

If you’re not familiar with the second-most sampled musical passage of all time, watch this first.

Here’s more.

I’m happy to report that justice has been served. Richard L. Spencer, the frontman of The Winstons, received a cheque for £24,000 (about $50,000 CAD) as the result of a fan-sponsored GoFundMe campaign. It’s but a fraction of what The Winstons are owed, but hey, at least it’s something.

Firstly, sorry for the delay in updating this! It has taken some time to tie everything up, and to cut a long story short, transferring the money from the UK to Richard in America caused some big headaches with my bank being a bit awkward! Anyway, for everyone who donated, here is Richard with his huge Gofundme cheque :)People have asked me if the campaign could be opened again, or left open indefinitely. I have spent a lot of time asking (begging!) Gofundme if they would be able to change the gofundme account I set up originally so that the money went directly to Richard, unfortunately they say that this is not possible at all. Maybe something could be setup directly to Richard’s paypal or similar, I will look into it with him.As much as I would of loved to of presented him the cheque/money myself, unfortunately at the time it was not possible to get to America due to work and home commitments, hopefully one day it can happen!Once again, thank you to everyone who donated, the whole campaign became more of a success than I could ever imagine!(Click HD when you start watching the video)

Posted by The Winstons Amen Breakbeat Gesture on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Thanks to Greggory for the heads-up.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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