Getting the Sunday Times can be frsutrating sometime — we get parts of the Sunday Times today, including the magazine section and, most notably in this case, the Arts & Leisure section, whose story above the fold is Lip-Synching Gets Real, a discussion of canned sound and public performances. An interesting article all around, but I loved this part:
Oddly, lip-synching got its big break because of union regulations, according to Marc Weingarten, author of "Station to Station: The History of Rock ‘n’ Roll on Television." No one could quite figure out what sort of royalties singers deserved for a live TV performance, so in the early days they just faked it.
(I’ll try to add the link once it goes live at nytimes.com)
Update: Posted 11:15PM – I’ll get the USERLAND link tomorrow from my RSS aggregator.