top-40 in 1957

Richard Chonak
Fri May 30 05:00:13 EDT 2014

This WCOP survey lists the song at #31, November 18, 1957:

Would WCOP list the song if they didn't play it?


On 05/30/2014 04:04 AM, Donna Halper wrote:
> On 5/30/2014 3:45 AM, Richard Chonak wrote:
>> If that was the case in the 1950s also, a true "banned in Boston" label
>> for a song probably was not possible.
> My point exactly.  I do think there was a national perception, based
> on years of the "Watch and Ward Society" and other censors banning
> movies and plays and books, that any controversial song must have been
> "banned in Boston." But I cannot find any documentation for the claim
> about the Everly Brothers song anywhere-- just the statement that it
> was banned, without any proof to support it.  And even in those
> conservative times during the 1950s, a hit was a hit-- some rather
> suggestive stuff did in fact get on the air.  And I truly do not
> believe that ALL the stations in Boston banned the song, although I am
> certain the Church huffed and puffed about it...

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