Monday, November 15, 2010

Johnny Was In The Hallway Sipping A Glass Of Tea

by Dick Mac

British television has always been less dictatorial in the presentation of art and information. There seems to be less censorship in the UK than the USA.

Sometimes I think this is just my own prejudice against the dull, corporate television presented in the United States.

Then I see a thirty-four year old clip from "Old Grey Whistle Test" and I fail to remember anytime that American television broadcast a musician who sang songs with this content.

Here's Patti Smith singing "Horses" and "Hey Joe" in 1976:

Thanks to Tony V. for reminding me of this!

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