top-40 in 1957

Richard Chonak
Fri May 30 03:08:34 EDT 2014

Hi, Donna--

Here are some references to censorship in the era, in case you don't
have some of these yet:

(1)  The book "Anti-Rock" (p. 22) says that local radio stations formed
their own review board which banned "Susie", but specific dates are
lacking.  Here's the passage:

Supposedly the "Pilot" newspaper was involved in urging that community
standards be maintained in pop music, so that might be a place to look.

(2) Cdl. Cushing criticized WHDH-TV in 1951-52 for featuring the busty
performer "Dagmar":

(3) There was a municipal censor in Boston; here's the obit of the last
officeholder, Richard Sinnott (serving 1960-1980)

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