Banned History Of Rock And Roll

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20061231

Vic Galloway looks at music censorship, courting controversy by telling the stories behind songs we weren't supposed to hear.

20070107

Music censorship has created many taboo tunes. In the series where teenage rebellion meets adult fear, Vic Galloway courts controversy to tell the stories behind the songs we weren't supposed to hear.

Politics and War.

2/4. Pete Seeger and his Weavers suffered at the hands of McCarthy, The Sex Pistols tried to overshadow the Queen's Silver Jubilee and the Dixie Chicks spoke out against Bush's War on Terrorism. Given the fine line between social commentary and propaganda, can music and politics come together without a backlash?

20070114

Music censorship has created many taboo tunes. In the series where teenage rebellion meets adult fear, Vic Galloway courts controversy to tell the stories behind the songs we weren't supposed to hear.

Race and Religion

3/4. The Beatles famously claimed to be bigger than Jesus, Hendrix promoted the plight of black America in How Would you Feel and most recently, Jerry Springer: The Opera challenged traditional Christian belief. So can rock music and matters of race and religion live together in perfect harmony?

20070121

Vic Galloway looks at music censorship, courting controversy by telling the stories behind songs we weren't supposed to hear.

4/4. Drugs and Alcohol. Artificial stimulants and rock and roll go hand in hand but given the famous bans on Puff the Magic Dragon and I Get A Kick Out of You, can musicians make music about their drug and alcohol fuelled experiences?