Moral panic and political censorship have created a long tradition of records filtered out of the BBC radio playlist. Here’s some notable examples…
The Beatles – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (1967)
Banned due to its apparent references to LSD. John Lennon continually denounced the accusation.
The Smoke – My Friend Jack (1967)
More references to LSD. “My friend Jack eats sugar lumps” was considered inflammatory as LSD was often ingested on a sugar lump. The band contended the issue, stating that the “Jack” in question was in fact a horse.
The Stranglers – Peaches (1977)
Banned due to its apparent objectification of women (“now look at that girl, well she’s got me going up and down”).