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Throughout history the emotions of people have shown themselves in a variety of forms Some of the people chose the medium of music to express their emotions and ideas Music somehow became useless for some people while music was still spreading across the world But this work offended some people who were in the need of authority these people tried to control the music created by the artists This control of the music is in the form of censorship and censurers used their political economical power to control the musicians who earn their life by means of music This censorship is an attack on a persons freedom this is a direct attack on emotions and freethinking In addition this also limits the freedom of people to listen to what they want to listen to Censorship of the music is as old as the history of the music Until the last hundred years western culture musics principal aim was appeasing royalty and the wealthy if these groups do not like the music it is simply altered As an example Giuseppe Verdis opera La Traviata was changed numerous times because some of the lyrics were considered too passionate by citizens of Rome But the real rise of censorship in music was with the rise of rock and roll Some people found the dance of Elvis Presley as crude and offensive Also the songs by the Rolling stones named I cant get no satisfaction Sympathy for the DevilLouie Louie by the Kingsmen were banned from many radio stations because they were considered as pornographic satanic or sexual in nature One of the famous bands in the field of censorship is the Beatles John Lennon proposed that his band was more popular than Jesus Christ as a response their records were burned and music markets refused to sell their records In 1969 John Lennons new album was taken off the shelf because of the naked picture
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