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Barry Goldwater v. Broadway Producer David Merrick
When? 1964 presidential campaign
What song?
“Hello Dolly”
What happened?
Merrick threatened to sue Goldwater for his use of “Hello Dolly” (changing the lyric to “Hello Barry”) during the 1964 presidential campaign. Incidentally, however, Merrick permitted Lyndon Johnson to use the tune and change the lyric to “Hello Lyndon.”




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