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"Money, it's a crime
share it fairly but don't take a slice of my pie
money, so they say
is the root of all evil today
but if you ask for a rise it's no surprise that they're
giving none away, away, away"

23 former London school children who sang on Pink Floyd's 1979 classic "Another Brick In The Wall" want unpaid royalties. The teenagers secretly recorded vocals for the track, with the chorus "We don't need no education."

Music teacher Alun Renshaw took the school pupils to a nearby recording studio without the permission of the headmistress after being approached by the band's management.

The lyrics "We don't need no education, we don't need no thought control, no dark sarcasm in the classroom -- teachers leave them kids alone" were described by the Inner London Education Authority as scandalous.

Music teacher Renshaw told the Evening Standard newspaper he accepted the offer, viewing it as "an interesting sociological thing and also a wonderful opportunity for the kids to work in a live recording studio".

The members of Pink Floyd would not be responsible for paying the money. It would be paid by a music royalties society.

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