The Maytals band have to cancel the show that they had scheduled in London.
According to local reports, Al Hardwicke Kassi, head of the booking agency Midnight Mango, is saddened that the planned tribute concert to honour the late Toots Hibbert will have to be cancelled. This comes after the agency received a cease and desist letter from Toots Hibbert’s estate.
The UK is said to have been Toots’s largest market. The band was slated to perform at Roundhouse in London, England.
Last month the Zee reported that members of the band were sent a cease-and-desist letter by a California-based law firm on behalf of Hibbert’s estate, who insist that the band cannot perform under The Maytals name for any upcoming events. The letter stated, “our clients hereby demand that you immediately cease and desist your use or contemplated use of any mark confusingly similar to our clients’ mark including, but not limited to, your use or contemplated use of the mark, “The Maytals Band”.
Toots died at the University Hospital of the West Indies on September 11, 2020