Bakery’s Simon & Garfunkel Bread Tribute Nixed

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August 8, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Bosses of a New York bakery have been forced to pull their signature bread over a copyright wrangle with Simon & Garfunkel.
Fairway Cafe to Go proprietors were asked to drop their Scarborough Fairway wreath-shaped loaf – because of its ties to the duo’s hit Scarborough Fair.

The bakers opted for the title because the bread features parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme – the lyrics of Paul Simon’s folk tune.

A representative for the bakery says the item has been changed to Fairway’s Herb Wreath due to “an infringement rights issue”.

The spokesperson says, “Fairway was sent a cease and desist letter re copyright infringement.”

The bread, which was intended as a tribute to New Yorkers Simon & Garfunkel, was expected to be a hot item on the menu when the bakery opened on Monday on New York’s Upper East Side.