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Offline thaiga

Past songs banned by radio stations
« on: November 23, 2017, 01:09:06 PM »
Amazing how many songs were banned by the radio stations at one time or another, Helter Skelter was just one of many. Quite fitting for charles manson was the single, They're Coming To Take Me Away, HA HA. some might remember was also banned from the airwaves for some weeks. It's all about questionable good taste.

Napoleon XIV: 'They're coming to take me away'

I hear Chuck Berry's "My Ding-A-Ling" was banned on many Top 40 stations and strongly discouraged, and still went to number one. Bit like my little willy thread. disgusting or humorous or is that in the mind of the person.

Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling (1972)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Offline thaiga

Re: Past songs banned by radio stations
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 05:25:09 PM »
Banning i'm sure makes the song even more sort after and a bit a free advertising.
the Rolling Stones song Let's Spend The Night Together some stations pulled the record off the air due to questionable good taste, the song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and originally released by The Rolling Stones as a double A sided single together with Ruby Tuesday in 1967. but they say toooooo much overt sexual content. Many radio stations either refused to play it or bleeped out the word "night." When The Stones performed on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967, they were ordered to make this less offensive by changing the lyric to Let's spend some time together. Mick sung as ordered, but rolled his eyes in displeasure every time he sang the line.

Ruby Tuesday/Let's Spend the Night Together - 1967

from the beginning of rock n roll some have tried to control what others should hear. Going right back to 1954 a track called Such A Night by good old Johnnie Ray was banned by the BBC. listeners complained about its suggestiveness. again in the mind of the person.

Johnnie Ray - Such A Night (1954)
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.