1976: The Sex Pistols, who have just released their first single, "Anarchy in the UK", appear on British TV's Today Show as a last-minute replacement for Queen. After interviewer Bill Grundy asks them about their "nasty reputation", bass player Glenn Matlock utters a four letter word on the air. In the resulting uproar, The Sex Pistols are banned from appearing in all but five cities that were booked for their first UK tour. By next month, no club or concert hall in Great Britain will book the group.
1972: Paul McCartney And Wings release "Hi, Hi, Hi", which is promptly banned from the BBC because of its "unsuitable lyrics." The song still managed to be a hit, reaching #5 in the UK and #10 in the US early the next year.
1986: "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Live / 1975-85" started a seven week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart.
1987: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes combined their talents to take "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" to the number one position on the Billboard Hot 100. It was his third chart topper and her second. The song would go on to win the 1987 Grammy award for Best Vocal Performance by a Duo and an Oscar for Best Film Song.