censored song lyrics (was top 40 in 1957)

Bob Nelson raccoonradio@gmail.com
Sat May 31 14:26:16 EDT 2014

Great examples; also the British band XTC had a song called "Life Begins at
the Hop". Lyric "...and there's Coca-Cola on draught (draft)" was changed
to "c-c-cola".

On Sat, May 31, 2014 at 12:39 PM, Donna Halper <dlh@donnahalper.com> wrote:

> On 5/31/2014 10:32 AM, Brian T. Vita wrote:
>> Let's not forget WBZ-FM with Paul Simon's "Kodachrome".  The line was
>> "when I think back of all the crap I learned in high school".  It was
>> abridged to "when I think back of all...I learned in high school".  Ah, the
>> power of the razor blade.
> And don't forget "Lola" by the Kinks; it originally said "where you drink
> champagne and it tastes just like Coca Cola," but some stations thought
> that was an advertisement, as did the BBC, and the Kinks changed the lyrics
> to "cherry cola."  Also changed was the novelty song "My boomerang won't
> come back" by Charlie Drake-- it originally said "practiced till I was
> black in the face" but that sounded racist to some folks, so he changed the
> line to "blue in the face."

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