TODAY IN ROCK HISTORY 5/2

1980Pink Floyd‘s “Another Brick in Wall (Part II)” is banned in South Africa

1970 – Norman Greenbaum
One Hit Wonder Norman Greenbaum was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spirit In The Sky.’ Also a No.1 hit for Doctor and the Medics in 1986 and Gareth Gates in 2003.
1972 – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Springsteen played a short set for him in his office; Hammond was so impressed that he arranged a real audition that night at the Gaslight Club in New York for other Columbia executives. Bruce passed the audition.
1991 – R.E.M.
The video for the R.E.M. song ‘Losing My Religion’, was banned in Ireland because its religious imagery was seen as unfit for broadcast.

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