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USA/China: Rolling Stones had five songs censored

10 April 2006

Chinese censors restricted the veteran rock star group the Rolling Stones from performing five songs when they made their debut in mainland China on 8 April 2006. Rolling Stones’ lead singer Mick Jagger stated at a press conference in Shanghai that in his opinion this was “not a big deal”. …

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China: The Rolling Stones accepts censorship

3 March 2006

Veteran American rock star group The Rolling Stones will most likely follow the beat of China’s censors when they perform in China in April 2006 The Rolling Stones plan to make its debut in mainland China in an 8,000-seat stadium in Shanghai on April 8, 2006, as part of its …

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USA: Rock superstars censored for their lyrics

10 February 2006

On February 5, 2006, rock music veterans The Rolling Stones were censored during their performance at the Super Bowl – one of the most-watched events on US tv.’ The Rolling Stones were the real talking point of the Super Bowl on the first Sunday in February. Their 12-minute performance in …

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China ‘orders Stones songs ban’

13 March 2003

The Chinese Government has ordered the Rolling Stones to drop four of their best-known songs from their concerts in the country next month, according to a tour organiser. Story from BBC  

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United Kingdom: Britain at War

1 January 2001

How music was “restricted” during the Falkland and Golf War Speech by Ph.D. Martin Cloonan, at the 1st Freemuse World conference in 1998  What I would like to do is to give you a taste of censorship in Britain. Britain is quite often seen as a place where censorship doesn’t …

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1960s USA, Canada

1 January 2001

1964. USA. Johnny Cash Johnny Cash was concerned with the plight of Native Americans, and produced a series of records about their condition. The song ‘The Ballad of Ira Hayes’ became a top ten country hit. It tells the story of Ira Hayes – a Pima Indian who was one of …

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United Kingdom: Britain at War

1 January 2001

“Broadcasters have a history of being sensitive about certain material. I think it is probably true to say that it is not a matter in Britain of the central state saying, “you can’t play this”. It is a matter of broadcasters saying, “we’re supporting our boys in this one, we’re …

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