Boys Don't Cry (band)

Boys Don't Cry was a British studio band who had one hit in the United States, "I Wanna Be a Cowboy", which peaked at #12 in 1984.

On July 30, 1997, co-writer Nick Richards and Brian Chatton sued Paula Cole, Warner Brothers Records, and Imago Records for $7 million in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that Cole's remix "Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" used the phrase "I wanna be a cowboy" 24 times in the same style and syntax as their song and constituted copyright infringement.


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District Court for the Central District of California, claiming that Cole's remix "Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" used the phrase "I wanna be a cowboy" 24 times in the same style and syntax as their song and constituted copyright infringement. In 2004, she re-appeared with a self-released album "Chasin' Wild Trains". On July 30, 1997, co-writer Nick Richards and Brian Chatton sued Paula Cole, Warner Brothers Records, and Imago Records for $7 million in the U.S. These releases failed to reach the level of success of "Bette Davis Eyes", but by this time she was a highly respected songwriter, and collaborated with such artists as Barbra Streisand. Boys Don't Cry was a British studio band who had one hit in the United States, "I Wanna Be a Cowboy", which peaked at #12 in 1984. Carnes continued to record and released several albums into the 1990s. The single went on to become the highest seller of the year and won Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached Carnes and the songwriters to thank them. As the first single released from the album Mistaken Identity, it spent 9 weeks at number one on the US singles charts and became a worldwide hit. In 1981 she recorded the Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss song "Bette Davis Eyes". Her cover version of the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles song "More Love" became her first solo hit single in 1980 when it reached the US Top 10.

In 1980 a duet with Kenny Rogers titled "Don't Fall In Love With A Dreamer" became a major hit on the country and western charts and also became a pop hit. She began releasing albums during the early 1970s. Kenny Rogers was also a member, and during this time Carnes met and married Dave Ellingson, with whom she would write most of her songs. Carnes was a member of The New Christy Minstrels from 1962 until 1970.

Kim Carnes (born July 20, 1945 in Los Angeles, California) is an American singer and songwriter. Chasing Wild Trains (2004). Gypsy Honeymoon: Best of Kim Carnes (1993). Checking Out The Ghosts (1991).

View from the House (1988). Light House (1986). Barking at Airplanes (1985). Cafe Racers (1983).

Voyeur (1982). Mistaken Identity (1981). Romance Dance (1980). St Vincent's Court (1979).

Sailin' (1976). Kim Carnes (1975). Rest on Me (1972).

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