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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mary Whitehouse

The queen of clean on the scene!
Mary Whitehouse may not be as well known in the US as she was in the UK but she led a decades long campaign against indecency (also see our sister blog).  Her musical targets included The Beatles (the Boxing Day film Magical Mystery Tour was slated and did have an X certificate scene snuck in), Chuck Berry ("My Dingaling"), Pink Floyd [I possibly heard of missus in "Pigs (Three Different Ones)"], Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Alice Cooper to name a few.  PMRC (30th Anniversary this year) may have been indirectly influenced by her.  Whitehouse would be appalled by hip-hop, EDM perhaps, death metal, Miley Cyrus and other current trends today.  Whitehouse and Sir Cliff Richard co-founded the Nationwide Festival of Light back in the late '60s.  Sometimes it's a good thing she's not around anymore to have to see what's going on right now.

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