The Gap Band Fight Over Name Goes Public with Lawsuit

6789896727_d5cb570c7a_mMusically, things have been relatively quiet around the masters of funk, The Gap Band. But legally, the band has continued to make the news. In 2015, the group received a massive settlement from singer Bruno Mars for treading too close to their 1979 “Oops Upside the Head.” Now, in 2016, The Gap Band is making juristic news again over an onomastic family fight. Charlie Wilson has sued his brother Ronnie Wilson over which one owns the rights to the group’s name.