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September 11, 2019 6:45 pm  #1


Songs Clear Channel Radio Banned For Airplay After 9/11

Right after the 9/11 attacks, Clear Channel (now iHeart Radio) sent a memo to its 1,000-plus stations not to play a list of more than 160 songs out of "sensitivity." 

Some of these make perfect sense. Only The Good Die Young by Billy Joel, for example. Or And When I Die by Blood Sweat & Tears. And especially Leavin' On A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul & Mary.

But others are completely unfathomable. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds?  Wonderful World by Herman's Hermits? The Stones' Ruby Tuesday (9/11 happened on a Tuesday, but still.) And Get Together by The Youngbloods, a song about peace and understanding. Huh?

Anyway, for what it's worth all these years later, here's the list.