The Stones had to change the lyrics to Let’s Spend The Night Together to appear on Ed Sullivan’s show in January 1967. A few months later The Doors were asked not to sing “You can’t get much higher” because could be interpreted as an incitement to drug use. But Morrison was a lot Morrison, and he didn’t just sing the phrase, he almost screamed at her. Mind you, it was the first and last time The Doors appeared on the show.

When Ed Sullivan invited The Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Fogerty thought they would also censor the lyrics to Fortunate Son, a protest song that denounced the situation of young people who escaped going to the Vietnam War because they were from a good family. But the censors should not have caught the double meaning of the lyrics …

The song was used years later in an advertisement for pants and even in Trump’s election campaign, which led Fogerty to write a message saying that the president had not understood anything: the song speaks precisely of what the young people who protested in June 2020 in Lafayette Park felt and were evicted so that Trump could take a walk through there to take a picture.

Those protests were about the death of George Floyd. The cop who killed him has been found guilty on all counts, and that was the news of the week until we learned that Chema Patiño leaves the radio. He himself proposed “Dear Companions”, by Cánovas, Rodrigo, Adolfo and Guzmán, to accompany the farewell message that he sent to the entire newsroom. With that song we close the section. And with the doubt of whether he will ever appear again in the 45 RPM of A Vivir … Good luck with everything, Chema.

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