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September 9, 2021 6:31 pm  #1

Songs That Were Banned On The Radio During 9/11

It was done in the interest of not offending anyone, a sort of very early political correctness. But you have to wonder why a company as big as Clear Channel (now iHeart Radio) would have gone to the trouble of sending out a memo warning its stations not to play certain songs during that terrible time in 2001.

Some, like "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul and Mary, make perfect sense. Others, like "Imagination" from John Lennon or "World Without Love" by Peter & Gordon are simply ridiculous. Here's the list of all the tunes the radio owner banned for the duration of the emergency - not that anyone was playing very much music that week, as the disaster and the shock unfolded across the world. 

Billboard: Filter's Richard Patrick, Don McLean, Drowning Pool, Saliva & More Talk Post-9/11 Clear Channel Radio Scrub


September 10, 2021 4:39 am  #2

Re: Songs That Were Banned On The Radio During 9/11

aflem wrote:

           ,,,a sort of very early political correctness. ...

Political correctness had been going on for about 30 years by the time of the 9/11 attacks.
I can understand how “All we are is dust in the wind" might be disturbing to some people at the time but some of those songs on the list are a far reach to ban.  Where is Ahab the Arab?


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