Friday, May 26, 2006

Stuff I did not know: “John Lennon’s Imagine was banned in the US after 9/11.”

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who knew?

Anonymous said...

Nobody listening to the #1 radio company in America knew, that's for sure:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_deemed_inappropriate_after_Sept._11_by_Clear_Channel

Scroll down to "L."

JackTanner said...

They say that like it's a bad thing..........

Eric said...

Anon,

Snopes calls this "false"

http://www.snopes.com/rumors/radio.htm

Anonymous said...

That's a weird Snopes page. It says that Clear Channel did generate a list of songs, that it does not deny doing so, that CC program directors expanded the list, and that at least one Clear Channel listener got an apology for hearing an untimely song that snuck through the ban that didn't exist.

Obviously there's some truth to the story, even if it wasn't an ironclad, nationwide corporate "ban." A Snopes yellow dot would have been a better choice.