Progressive rock band Pink Floyd changed its name to George Floyd today, but Black Lives Matter immediately accused the old white male musicians of cultural appropriation and the name was immediately changed back to Pink Floyd.
Surviving band members blamed a momentary lapse of reason, but the damage was done.
Black Lives Matter UK immediately demanded reparations from every old white male British musician who had appropriated New Orleans-style jazz and acoustic folk blues from black Americans during the British Invasion.
If the campaign is successful, the rights to songs by bands like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Cream, the Dave Clark Five, and others, could be signed over to the descendants of American musicians like Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Louis Armstrong, and countless others who made British rock what it is today.
The dollar value of those musical catalogs has not yet been determined, but Mick Jagger, for example, has a reported net worth of $500 million, much of which can rightfully be claimed by black Americans.