censored song lyrics (was top 40 in 1957)

Dave Doherty dave@skywaves.net
Mon Jun 2 01:06:50 EDT 2014

I (briefly!) was a DJ at a station in upstate NY sometime around 1970 or 71.  The only Led Zeppelin song I could play was Stairway to Heaven, only at night, and only if I clipped the climax at the end, which the owner felt might be a little too sexual.  (Led Zep - ya think?)


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Subject: Re: censored song lyrics (was top 40 in 1957)

On 6/1/2014 7:23 PM, Ed Hennessy wrote:
>   I can recall in the mid-1980s when WELI New Haven (AC by format then, but closer to Full Service really) played a version of Laura Branigan's "Self Control" which had the electronic guitar riff in the intro edited out.
When I worked at WHDH in 1979-1980, it was also AC but really full-service; we did the same type of editing with a number of songs where the song itself was fine (lyrics-wise) but there was a harsh guitar riff, that they felt was unsuitable for the format, so they edited just the riff and left the rest of the song alone.

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