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Banned! Censorship of Popular Music in Britain, 1967-92

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Martin CloonanUniversity of York

ISBN13: 9781857423006
ISBN: 1857423003
Published: September 1997
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This work describes the history of the censorship of popular music in Britain in the years between 1967 and 1992.

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Subjects:
Media and Entertainment Law
Contents:
Part one Contextualization: a concise history of British censorship
censorship - some characteristics of the debate.
Part two Industry and the law: "Not here you don't" - censorship by record companies
"I'm sorry, Sir, we don't stock that" - retail policy towards popular music
"I fought the law" - pop into Court
Plate A - a copy of warrant to search Earache Records
Plate B - a copy of Property Schedule of stock seized in raid on Earache Records - part one
Plate C - a copy of Property Schedule of stock seized in raid on Earache Records - part two.
Part three Broadcasting: introductory note - British broadcasting and the law
"What's that sound?" - control and censorship of British pop radio
Plate D - a copy of list of records distributed by the BBC Training Unit during the Gulf War - part one
Plate E a copy of list of records distributed by BBC Training Unit during the Gulf War - part two
Ob-Seen? - pop and television.
Part four Live music: "Keep yer ya yas in" - censorship of live music
festivals and raves - community censorship.
Part five Censorial campaigners: keeping up the pressure
religious censors - combatting the Devil's music?
pressed into censorship?
rockin' the House? - the role of MPs in censoring rock.