Bill Haley & His Comets-Rockin’ Through The Rye

Written by on September 19, 2020

September 17, 1956: The BBC announced the removal of the Bill Haley and His Comets' single "Rockin' Through The Rye" from its playlist because they felt the song went against "traditional British standards" with the lyrics, "All the lassies rock with me when rockin' through the rye." The record, based on an 18th century Scottish folk tune, still managed to peak at #5 on the UK charts.

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