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The BBC has a long history of banning hit songs from its airwaves -- chief among them "A Day in the Life" (drug references), "Lola" (an implied Coca-Cola endorsement), and the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" (treason). Why did BBC Radio initially ban the Who's "My Generation"? They feared it would offend stutterers.

[The song was intended to mimic the effect of taking speed. ("Drugs don't harm you," Pete Townshend once declared. "I know -- I take them.")]

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