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BANNED ON THE RUN: The music THEY wouldn't let YOU buy

BANNED ON THE RUN: The music THEY wouldn't let YOU buy [Kindle Edition]

Brian Southall , David Roberts
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Banned On The Run is the astonishing collection of songs, record covers and artists that have caused outrage and indignation leading to bans and, in some cases, even arrests over seven decades. The list of names affected by the decision-making broadcasters, retailers, record companies or what we call ‘the authorities,’ reads like a veritable who’s who of rock and pop’s greatest names.

Brian Southall’s history of the songs, performers, record covers BANNED by ‘the authorities’ includes the incredible facts behind stories such as…
Roger Daltrey trying to perfect Sonny Boy Williamson’s stuttering, Cliff Richard banning himself, the airbrushing out of Alice Cooper’s ‘penis’ on a record cover, and attempts by USA citizens to get Justin Bieber deported to his native Canada.

Did you know that Serge Gainsbourg’s ‘Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus’ was the first single banned from UK’s Top of the Pops and that before that No.1 hit with Jane Birkin he’d completed an earlier version with Brigitte Bardot?
What was the real reason the Sex Pistols were prevented from topping the singles chart with ‘God Save The Queen’ in Silver Jubilee week 1977?
Why did a falling out between Terence Stamp and The Smiths create a collectors’ item in 1984?
Boycotted, banned and the subject of death threats – what exactly was The Dixie Chicks’ crime in 2003?

All is revealed in BANNED ON THE RUN: the music THEY wouldn't let YOU buy

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1047 KB
  • Print Length: 91 pages
  • Publisher: Poppublishing; 1 edition (6 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JJ3QR4W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll hear (about) them here 7 July 2014
Max Romeo's Wet Dream, Lola by The Kinks and Pink Floyd's It Would Be So Nice were just three "controversial" singles among my teenage record collection towards the end of the 60s.
No surprise that reggae man Max's nocturnal outpouring was banned by the BBC but laughable today that the Kinks and Floyd had to change their lyrics, too, to get any airplay.
Lola might have been a transvestite, as Ray Davies discovered to his cost, but the success of those seven inches was down to Coca-Cola being replaced by the words Cherry Cola.
The Floyd meanwhile had to refer to the non-existent Daily Standard because a mention of the Evening Standard would have contravaned the Beeb's strict advertising rules.
I was pleased to see all three songs and an explanation of their supposed-naughtiness merit an appearance in Brian Southall's excellent Banned On The Run.
And there are many, many more here to make you smile... including that tale of Cliff Richard banning himself!
But the book doesn't only cover the disapproval heaped on the pop and rock world.
Ever wondered what your parents (or grandparents!) listened to as they grew up? When the authorities allowed them, of course.
Even a national institution like George Formby apparently fell foul of the broadcasters several times, not least when he wanted to sing With My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock and they felt he had more in his hand than some pink and white sticky seaside confectionery!
I'll bet a fair few of Brian's revelations will be embraced by Auntie this Friday (July 11) when BBC 4 screens Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to The Banned (9pm) and More Dangerous Songs: And the Banned Played on, which follows at 10pm.
How times change.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You Will Be Amazed 31 July 2014
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An entertaining romp through all things musical which have been banned at one time or another, both in the UK and abroad. Album sleeves, songs, and even the artists themselves, this enjoyable book reveals plenty of unexpected and often incomprehensible decisions by The Establishment of what the public should and shouldn't be subjected to, providing an interesting commentary of the times. Arranged year-by-year, the book can be dipped into or read, as I did, cover to cover. There are some real gems here. Read it, and remember!
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5.0 out of 5 stars FFFF...FLIPPING EXCELLENT..... 8 April 2014
I've had my eye on this for a little while now & was curious about the content...and I have to say it's a little gem. The story of songs that "the powers that be" (in their often finite wisdom) chose to ban. Usual suspects here as they should be...Led Zeppelin? Check. Rolling Stones? Check. The Sex Pistols? Check. George Formby?, wait! George Formby? The toothsome end of the pier entertainer suffered too at the hands of the censors! Crazy! Little nuggets like this will entertain & enthrall. Recommended!
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