Censorship

As long as stupid people exist there’ll be moments of silly knee-jerk CENSORSHIP. Unless Pat Boone-ites covered it with sanitized lyrics, black music was radio-banned for years.  Then the white music of Bill Haley and Elvis was deemed dangerous. Even Dean Martin’s Wham Bam, Thank You Ma’am was banned as suggestive. They visually amputated  Elvis’ legs on Ed Sullivan. At a San Diego concert police warned Elvis he’d be arrested on obscenity charges if he moved during his performance. Nowadays you can have sex and shoot somebody during a performance.