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Approved Folk Music!

The Fooles Troupe 05 Apr 11 - 11:55 PM
GUEST,Gerry 06 Apr 11 - 01:26 AM
The Fooles Troupe 06 Apr 11 - 02:45 AM
Gurney 06 Apr 11 - 02:52 AM
GUEST,folkiedave 06 Apr 11 - 02:57 AM
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Subject: Approved Folk Music!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Apr 11 - 11:55 PM

So now Dylan has finally been approved to play in Chine. His set list has also had to pass 'approval'.

Did they apply the "1954 Rule"?

Somehow the concept "Chinese Folk Police" brings incongruous images to mind ...


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Subject: RE: Approved Folk Music!
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 01:26 AM

When Tom Lehrer toured Australia circa 1960, his set list also had to pass approval. There were police at some of his concerts, waiting in the wings to arrest him if he sang any of the forbidden songs. I don't think the 1954 rule was at issue.


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Subject: RE: Approved Folk Music!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 02:45 AM

As I remember his 'Boy Scout Song' (Be Prepared) didn't get approval...


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Subject: RE: Approved Folk Music!
From: Gurney
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 02:52 AM

Not entirely on topic, but I walked down from the circle beside a uniformed policeman after a Billy Connolly concert, during his extra-swearing period. At that time swearing was frowned upon in public. I did wonder...


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Subject: RE: Approved Folk Music!
From: GUEST,folkiedave
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 02:57 AM

Demon Barbers have been to China.


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