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censorship paper - Stefan Leon MUSC205-0101 2 December,...

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Stefan Leon MUSC205-0101 2 December, 2010 Kate Weber In the past sixty years censorship has remained a prevalent issue in the music industry. The two major reasons for censorship’s existence are sexual or suggestive lyrics and songs with radical political statements against society. Music is used as a form of expression of the mind and the heart so it is only logical that common themes in songs include sex and politics. While usually these songs are considered an accepted part of the industry, sometimes they are taken too far. From Elvis Presley’s appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show to The Sex Pistols “God Save the Queen”, history has been littered with controversial acts that have caused a commotion. On January 6, 1957 Elvis Presley, widely considered the top artist of the time, made his third and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. At the time Ed Sullivan was competing for late night talk show ratings with Steve Allen. Contrary to popular belief, Elvis’ first two performances on the show consisted of full body camera shots.
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