Tuesday, 05 February 2013 19:13

Reg Presley Wild Thing



The music world is mourning the loss of Reg Presley who died on Feb 4th after a number of strokes and a battle with cancer. Fans expressed their loss with comments such as “another 60s great gone” and “Sad news indeed. ‘Wild thing’ was a great proto-punk single and is, as far as I know, the only hit single ever to contain an ocarina solo.” 

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:21

The "F" word - In Pop Songs (1966 -1978)

the f word

Theatre and film critic Kenneth Tynan was a well respected if not rather cynical reviewer who was invited to participate in a debate on the BBC's late-night satirical show BBC-3 on 13 November 1965. The panel were asked whether they would allow a play to be staged in which sexual intercourse was represented on the stage. Tynan replied , “Well, I think so, certainly.  I doubt if there are any rational people to whom the word 'fuck' would be particularly diabolical, revolting or totally forbidden. I think that anything which can be printed or said can also be seen." This was the first time the word "fuck" had been spoken on British television and for a time it made him the most notorious man in the country.
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