1998 – R.E.M. plays an exclusive concert for BBC Radio 1 at the Radio Theater at Broadcasting House in London for an audience primarily consisting of fan club members and contest winners.
George, John, Ringo and Paul. Brian Epstein and George Martin deserve Mention here too. 1994 – It’s reported that Paul, George, and Ringo are working on a new song for inclusion in the Anthology boxed set. They do it for John as much as for the fans. To accompany the Anthology series, three double music […]
1990 – The BBC issues an apology after one of its radio stations broadcasts a profanity-laden Madonna live performance.
1987 – The BBC bans George Michael’s solo single “I Want Your Sex.”
1984 – BBC Radio 1 announced a ban on ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it ‘obscene’, a BBC TV ban also followed. The song went on to become a UK No.1 and spent a total of 48 weeks on the UK chart.
1976 – In an interview with the BBC program The Old Grey Whistle Test, Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and manager Peter Grant explain they got the idea to make The Song Remains the Same after using large TV screens at their 1975 Earl’s Court concerts.
1975 – The BBC shows a documentary on David Bowie called “Cracked Actor.”
1972 – Wings release their single “Hi, Hi, Hi.” However, the BBC bans the record because it declares the lyrics “unsuitable” for broadcast.
1972 – Paul McCartney releases his bizarre interpretation of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” as Wings. It barely makes No. 28. McCartney apparently was making a point about censorship after the BBC banned his political single “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.”