Had to share this: Bobby Osborne Sited in Hearing Damage Law Suit
As of April 1st legendary Bluegrass performer and Traditional American Music Icon and war hero, Bobby Osborne, has been slapped with a $16 million dollar law suit. #
Bobby hit the high note in "Ruby" at a world record, non electrically amplified, 190 decibels at a festival last month. #The note itself was recorded above the 36,000 Kilo Hertz range which is far beyond human hearing. #"It just looked like he was standing there with his mouth open and no sound was coming out." claims Marty Terntworth, the plaintiff in the Osborne case. #"And all of the sudden, my ears were bleeding. #People were passing out and the next thing I knew I couldn't hear a thing. It was really scary." #
Terntworth's attorney, Ken Mottingtonston, said "Mr. Osborne is a phenomenal singer, there's no question about that, however, he used a high note as a weapon. #This isn't the first time either. #He was parachuted into Iraq at the beginning of the war to sing 'Ruby' at an extremely high pitch and volume to deafen the Iraqi soldiers so they wouldn't hear the American troops shooting and bombing. #His code name was 'Bobby Osborne'. #That's how we found out it was him." #
When asked why he went on to purchase everything Bobby has ever recorded and joined his fan club he said this "Are you kidding me? #He's Bobby Osborne! #I also got two t-shirts and he autographed my Rocky Top Express hat! #He's awesome! He's the greatest Bluegrass singer in the world!"
Terntworth and his attorney do not agree on this point. #Terntworth says "His mandolin playing is what makes him great. #He's a better mandolin player than singer." #His attorney retorted "Oh no you dih-int! #He IS, no doubt, one of the best mandolin players in the world but his singing is what made him what he is today!" #At that point a slap fight broke out between the two and Terntworth recieved a wedgie from his legal council. #Terntworth is now suing his attorney for damages caused by the wedgie as well as for "Not being a real Bluegrasser". #
When Mr. Osborne was asked to comment he had this to say #"I remember that night. #I was going for the #40,000 Kilo Hertz range but I up got a little early that morning and my voice was a bit low. #And I guess you didn't hear about what's happened since the suit was filed. #I let them both ride on the tour bus for three blocks, signed their t-shirts and they dropped the suit."