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COASTERS HIT BANNED ON THIS DAY

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 by

Posted in 101 Gold's Posts

On this day (April 3rd) in 1959, BBC Radio actually banned the Coasters’ hit “Charlie Brown” from its airwaves.  Do you know why?

A) The lyrics talked about smoking.
B) The lyrics used offensive slang.
C) The lyrics talked about spitballs

Find the answer below:

The answer is C) The lyrics talked about spitballs –  Two weeks later, the BBC rescinded the ban.

 

 

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