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bootleg

1. mod. unauthorized or illegal [copy or something]; illegally obtained. (see also buttlegging.) He crossed the state line to buy cigarettes and then returned by a back road with his bootleg smokes.
2. n. to sell unauthorized or illegal copies; to sell contraband. They arrested the guy for bootlegging current movies on DVDs.
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The Bootleg Beatles play New-castle City Hall tomorrow.
MILES DAVIS QUINTET - LIVE IN EUROPE 1967: BEST OF THE BOOTLEG VOL.
It's testament to the enduring appeal of the Fab Four that tribute band The Bootleg Beatles will celebrate their 30th anniversary next year.
One thing about playing music is you want to touch people, and I think it's quite amazing when you look out at the crowds in a Bootleg Beatles concert and they're all up on their feet and really emotionally involved.
The club will receive the proceeds from the Bootleg Beatles concert after all costs, helping to fund its relocation from the dilapidated base they have operated from since 1965 to state of the art, youth-designed community facilities on a new 20-acre site near Wallsend Golf Club.
But the tribute to end all tributes will always be the Bootleg Beatles and in front of an eager international crowd they didn't disappoint.
TRIBUTE BAND The Bootleg Beatles were in Cardiff last night where they dedicated their show to the late George Harrison.
I understand why bootlegs got started, and believe me, the labels are partly at fault because we stopped providing the community with mixes they wanted," offers Frank Ceraolo, senior director of marketing and A&R at Epic Records.
The QB carries out the bootleg action as far as possible to sell the waggle pass, then sets an throws to the halfback behind the screen blockers.
That was also the age at which he saw The Bootleg Beatles for the one and only time at Newcastle City Hall.
Verizon Wireless delivers the opportunity for artists to interact directly with fans -- they can download music, win tickets to the show and now get the world's first mobile bootlegs from this legendary band.
Q ANY of your bootlegs or remixes been backed by the original artist or got a full release?
You can buy the bootlegs of the Harry Smith shows - all 55 hours.
But you can't help feeling uplifted listening to the Bootlegs.
A spokesman for the Bootlegs said last night: "We wish Paul all the best in his future career and look forward to working with David.