(I LOVE things like this)
On this day in 1954 Don Cornwell topped the UK singles chart with his song ‘Hold My Hand’.
However, Auntie Beeb (the BBC) banned the song. The offence? the use of the words ‘Kingdom of Heaven’…….
Banning music on this basis (or almost any other) makes my blood boil – well, not litterally obviously. Rock and pop is littered with songs that have been banned for ridiculous reasons. White Horses (Osmonds), Honey Bee (drifters), Love for sale (Billie Holiday), Wake Up Little Susie (Everly Brothers), 100 punds of Clay ( Gene McDaniels) and all the rest…………..
October 2nd: On this day
1954, US band vocalist from the 1940s, Don Cornell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hold My Hand’. This song was banned by the BBC for the words ‘kingdom of heaven’.