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September 10, 1962

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On this day in 1962, the BBC banned Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s Halloween novelty single “Monster Mash,” finding it in poor taste. However, in 1973 [...]

September 17, 1967

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On this day in 1967, The Doors performed on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, The Doors were asked to change the line “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” in [...]

September 13, 1960

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On this day in 1960, a movement to ban Ray Peterson’s new single “Tell Laura I Love Her” began in the UK when it was feared that the song’s powerful [...]

November 3, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Mayor Ralph Locker of Cleveland, OH, banned The Rolling Stones from playing the city ever again. During the band’s concert at Cleveland Public [...]

September 11, 2001

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On this day in 2001, radio stations went into simulcast news after the tragedy of 911 .  Gradually as stations returned to music, they try to be sensitive about what songs [...]

June 8, 1990

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On this day in 1990, two days after a federal court declares the 2 Live Crew album As Nasty As They Wanna Be legally obscene, Charles Freeman, the owner of a record store in [...]

May 20, 1967

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On this day in 1967,  The BBC banned the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’, fearing the lyrics, “I’d love to turn you on” might promote drug [...]

April 3, 1959

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On this day in 1959, the BBC banned The Coasters song ‘Charlie Brown’ due to its references to bad behaviour in school (writing on the wall, throwing spitballs.) The ban [...]

March 3, 1989

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On this day in 1989, Madonna’s Like A Prayer’ video hit MTV causing mayhem in the homes across the US. The day before, the song was debuted in a 2-minute Pepsi [...]

March 21, 1973

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Today in 1973, fans rioted after a David Cassidy performance on Top of the Pops. The riot prompted the BBC to ban all “teenybopper” acts from performing on the [...]
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