Radio stations have censored or banned records for almost as long as they have been playing them. (Billie Holliday’s 1939 song “Strange Fruit,” which helped to inspire the civil rights movement, was banned by many Southern stations.) But since the coming of Rock’n’Roll in the 1950s, famous pop songs have been banned from airplay, or even removed from records, for a number of unusual reasons. Here are some of the most intriguing.
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