- Jim Taylor's Doo Wop Heaven Banned Records-


All the songs you will hear were at one time banned from playing on the radio and or TV!

Radio stations have censored or banned records for almost as long as they have been playing them.
(Billie Holliday's 1939 song "Strange Fruit," which helped to inspire the civil rights movement, was banned by many Southern stations.)
But since the coming of rock'n'roll in the 1950s, famous pop songs have been banned from airplay for referance to sex,
or even removed from records, for a number of unusual reasons.
Rock and Roll had just been born when Michigan congresswoman Ruth Thompson introduced a bill in the House that would prohibit mailing any pornographic recording. The offence would be punishable by five years imprisonment and a $5,000 fine. Just who would decide what is pornographic, is unclear. Hank Ballard's "Work With Me, Annie" faced severe opposition from America's Federal Communications Commission because of overtly sexual lyrics.
The added publicity immediately boosted the record's popularity and attempts to restrict it failed.
It shot to the top of Billboard's R&B chart for a seven week stay.
Catholic school students in New York are forbidden to dance to Chubby Checker's "The Twist", by Bishop Burke,
who considers it and other dance craze songs to be "un-Christian".
The rest of the country however, thought different, as "The Twist" went on to be the only record in Rock and Roll history to be a number one hit on two separate occasions. The first time in the spring of 1961 and again in 1962, spending an amazing total of nine months on the U.S. best seller charts.
On a personal note, I believe that rap (rap is crap) has gone too far.

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