A Short History of Crime and Banned Music
1956: ABC Radio chooses not to play Love For Sale by Billie Holiday because the lyrics were about prostitution.
1959: WCBS-AM, New York banned Mack The Knife by Bobby Darin after the local stabbing deaths of two teenagers.
1968: Chicago Mayor Daley ordered local radio stations not to play Street Fighting Man while the Democratic National Convention was in town in anticipation of riots.
1969: A Newark, New Jersey vice squad shuts down a retailer who was selling John Lennon and Yoko Onos Two Virgins album which featured the couple on the cover nude.
1989: Radio stations ban songs by Cat Stevens after he endorses an Iranian Fatwa (death threat) against writer Salman Rushdie.
2001: Clear Channel Radio allegedly compiles a list of songs that might be considered in "bad taste" - if played - following the awful events of 9/11. See the list here.
2003: BBC Radio 1 bans Michael Jacksons single, One More Chance, after allegations surface again about child molestation
(For a complete list of banned music, see The History Of Banned Rock and Roll