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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.
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.
But in fact, the only people profiting from bootleg CDs are the pirates who make them.
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.
Q WHO are the best bootleg producers at the moment?
The Bootleg Beatles last night played to a packed audience of 2,000 at the Liverpool Empire.
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.
Still the closest approximation to the real thing the Bootlegs are at the NIA on December 22, Booking: 0121 780 4444.
The bootleg series idea was initially conceived by the band as a way to provide fans, who were purchasing high priced, low quality unofficial bootlegs with an alternative.
A spokeswoman for the Bootlegs Beatles said: "Yes, Reuven did audition and played a gig with the Bootleg Beatles but a decision has yet to be made.