You can listen to it here.
Procol Harum website.
At that time, Leeds was a hotbed of left wing subversion and especially second wave feminism; there was even a feminist bookshop, the Corner Bookshop that I passed on my way to work. There are also a couple of amusing anecdotes associated with this hysteria.
Around that time, a car manufacturer displayed a large billboard captioned something like “If this car were a lady, she’d have her bottom pinched”; somebody painted on it something like “And if this lady were a car, she’d run you over”. Much better though was another billboard advertising chicken or chicken stock; it featured a giant picture of a chicken, and someone wrote on it “Angry Chickens”.
Joking aside, this was a very serious business; whenever commercial property is set afire like that there is always the risk of someone being injured or killed. There could be someone sleeping on the premises; there could be a gas explosion.
The off our backs entry for March 1989 contains an interview with an anonymous purported member of this by then defunct group. Sadly, none of them was ever brought to book.
Here is the offending clip from the unedited version. And here is the censored version.
Archived videos of the full length song can be found here and here.
Here is a sample of it
And here is the full song archived.
For other banned McCartney songs, see the entries for Give Ireland Back To The Irish, Hi, Hi, Hi and The Light Comes From Within below, and their corresponding entries in the database.
This is an excellent book, the subject of which is evident from its title. It covers the Obscene Publications Acts, Radclyffe Hall’s The Well Of Loneliness, the de Montalk case, and much more. Here are a few sample pages.
This is an excellent book which due to the extensive nature of (especially sexual) censorship in Britain cannot cover everything, but it covers many if not most of the more important cases.
Extracts were published in the Guardian shortly after the book was published but here are three pages, two related to postcard seizures, and a third, the first page of a forty-two page secret list of publications sent to Chief Constables in the 1950s. A fourth page can be found at the bottom of this page relating to The Well Of Loneliness.
Britain: An Unfree Country is a wide-ranging book that covers many subjects not relevant to this database, but this file contains the page facing the verso and eight others, the latter relating to film censorship.
There are three external links for this documentary: on Bitchute; at the Internet Archive; and an alternative archived link.
Here is the PDF.
The first thing the reader will notice is that I did not scan the front cover myself but used a photograph I found on-line. This is because I was able to make only poor quality colour scans, and you, dear reader, deserve better.
The file contains a number of fairly random pages; they include stills from Bitter Rice, Repulsion (said to contain the first orgasm heard in British cinema), Performance (for those of you who have always wanted to see Mick Jagger in the bath), Straw Dogs (which featured an at the time controversial rape scene), Realm Of The Senses (a censored still!), and The Exorcist.
This is an excellent book that covers film censorship in the UK over the entire Twentieth Century up until publication as comprehensively as a book of its size could. Did you know the first film to be censored in Britain was withdrawn not because of nudity but because of protests from cheese makers? That was in 1898. Weird, huh?
CYNTHIA PAYNE (1932-2015) became notorious when she stood trial for running a brothel in Streatham, South London. She was acquitted. She went on to become an after dinner speaker; she also stood for Parliament twice.
Rolph contributed the final chapter; the other contributors were: Lord Birkett, Sir Herbert Read, Geoffrey Gorer, Reverend Dr Donald Soper, Dr Robert Gosling, and Dom Denys Rutledge.
This is an academic/legal/historical text written for scholars like you!
ERICA ROE: On January 2, 1982, Erica Roe stripped to the waist and ran onto the pitch at the England v Australia rugby union match at half time. She had a forty inch set of jugs, and became known as the Twickenham Streaker. At that time, second wave feminism – the misnamed women’s liberation – made a big thing about burning their bras, thinking foolishly this would annoy men.
The title of this programme says it all: it is about the use of the fig leaf to cover the genitalia of public works of art. This began in Rome, or if not Rome, Italy, but soon spread here, and a sizeable tranche is devoted to 19th Century London. The Society For The Suppression Of Vice gets a mention, we go behind the scenes at a museum, and hear a curator debunk a widely believed factoid about Queen Victoria, she who was not amused.
Here is an archived version of the full documentary. It may take some time to load.
This illustrated version was clearly put together by someone who has a sense of humour.
The article of November 6, 2003 also appears in NewsBank, no page given.
Shortly before his death in January 2015, Brittan was roped into the ludicrous Elm Guest House conspiracy and worse. The interested reader will find several articles about this and related issues on both my main website and The International False Rape Timeline.
The (Sandwell) Evening Mail, July 27, 1990, contains the following articles:
PARENTS MUST BE WARNED by a Special Correspondent
Police target child porn trade by Fiona Murray
WARPED KILLERS HORROR by Maureen Messent
On the same page is a small, humorous uncredited two paragraph article Govt in ban call
Here is the offending passage from it.
And here is an archived version of the full track.
The Third Edition of the aforementioned book was advertised May 14, 1859. The Second Edition – the one included here – is dated 1859, so presumably the First Edition was published at the start or near the start of the year and this one around March, not that any of this is important.
Archer’s wife stood by him. A trophy wife in every respect, both physically attractive and a research scientist, she contrasted sharply with the unattractive harlot Coghlan, and at the libel trial the judge alluded to her as fragrant. Monica Coghlan would have been the star witness at Archer’s criminal trial in 2001 but was killed in a bizarre car accident months before.
This BBC report immediately after Archer was convicted and sentenced gives some background. I have edited it down from nearly thirteen minutes, extracting irrelevant material about his political career, youth, etc. The variable sound is not my fault.
Her article about prostitution in New Zealand is relevant to this database as are other articles written about pornography overseas when published in the UK.
As will be seen from the article, Bartosch supports the so-called Nordic model to outlaw prostitution. Like most third wave feminists, second wave feminists before them, and contemporary social justice warriors, she perverts the English language so that in this case, pornography becomes a form of violence. Indeed.
JOHN WILLIAM GOTT: Militant atheist Gott – pictured around 1900 – was born in 1866. He had numerous clashes with the law, the last of which appears to have killed him, see the national and local press entries for December 10, 1921; article by Alan Travis, October 18, 2004.
KENNETH TYNAN: On November 13, 1965, the theatre critic Kenneth Tynan became the first person to use the word fuck on UK television. I was unable to find the actual BBC3 programme, but the short clip herein appears in the 2005 documentary Forty Years Of Fuck which as the reader might suspect was made for the fortieth anniversary of this momentous event.
LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER is a novel written by D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930). It became infamous for its explicit descriptions of the sexual act, something that must sound rather tame to denizens of the Twenty-First Century. The unexpurgated version was not published in England until 1960; this resulted in the prosecution of the publisher, Penguin Books, under the Obscene Publications Act. The trial at the Central Criminal Court took place between October 20 and November 2, 1960; it resulted in acquittal, and embarrassment for the establishment.
LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN was published in 1964. Although it is usually referred to as a novel, it is really a collection of short stories set in the same geographical area but involving different people. I read it in the 1970s and was particularly impressed with Tralala and Strike. The first is about a common prostitute, a streetwalker, who is frankly rubbish, like most of her kind. The second is about a union leader named Harry, who is likewise a horrible human being, especially to his wife. Both get their comeuppance. The former is striking for its description of the descent of this vile young woman from reasonably physically attractive to a hag who meets a sticky end. The 1989 film adaptation paints a somewhat different picture of her, and there is a salvation of sorts.
Whatever I may think, the people who mattered in the UK at the time didn’t like it, hence the reader will find several references to it herein. Although both the language and imagery of the book remain strong, it is really nothing out of the ordinary in Twenty-First Century Britain.
Wladziu Valentino Liberace (1918-87) known professionally as Liberace was one of the great American entertainers of the Twentieth Century.
If you don’t know how to pronounce his name, check out the video clip below.
The pianist and vocalist who came from a musical family was known for his extravagant dress and self-deprecating jokes.
In September 1956, a columnist for the London Daily Mirror published a smear article on him which suggested he was homosexual. At that time, male homosexuality was still a criminal offence on both sides of the Atlantic, so Liberace sued. And won.
The issue of the writ was of course widely reported; I have included here one report from the regional press and the one from the Daily Mirror itself.
The Cassandra column was written by William Connor (1909-67); the original Cassandra was of course a woman, but some people have no sense of irony.
Connor made a further albeit very slight reference to Liberace at the very bottom of his October 18, 1956 column. Liberace’s action included that reference, but judgment was given for the paper on that count.
Incidentally, although after winning this action Liberace said “I cried all the way to the bank”, he appears to have first used that expression before the case; it appears in the defamatory article where he attributes the tears to his brother, George.
Liberace also sued the impersonator Jimmy Thompson over his revue sketch “Ich Liberace Dich” – a pun on the German phrase “Ich liebe dich” (I love you). Liberace settled on modest terms – an apology and a donation to an actors’ charity.
In later life, Liberace was sued by former employee Scott Thorson who claimed to have been his homosexual lover. This, other allegations, and the fact that Liberace died from AIDS is paraded today as proof that he was indeed homosexual. That may have been the case, but was he when he sued the Daily Mirror?
In support of the contention that he was not, I make three observations.
The first is that just as some homosexuals pass for straight, so too can men who are effeminate or have some other characteristic be thought erroneously to be homosexual. When I was young I worked with two men who many people thought were homosexual when they most emphatically were not. The actor, choreographer and dancer Lionel Blair was widely believed to be homosexual; he was married to the same woman for over fifty years. Some people have made the same suggestion about the acclaimed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, a man who can boast three wives and five offspring!
Second: assuming Liberace was homosexual, and it isn’t a big assuming, was he telling the truth when he denied being homo in his libel action? Not necessarily.
In the 1970s, Elton John announced he was bisexual, a claim many took to mean homosexual. Then, on Valentine’s Day 1984 he married German sound engineer Renate Bluel in Sydney, Australia, obviously intent on going straight. Sadly, Elton lost his fight with his inner demons and after their divorce became an overt homosexual. Finally, the broadcaster Paul Gambaccini who is an out homosexual was heterosexual when he was young.
Thirdly: after successfully suing the Daily Mirror, Liberace went on to sue the American magazine Confidential, and in neither of those defamation actions did either publication produce one witness who claimed to have had sex with Liberace, or to have been propositioned by him. There were no covert recordings, no photographs, nothing.
In 1954, he was engaged briefly to the actress Joanne Rio, so it may have been that like Elton John he was a man who struggled with his sexuality and eventually lost. At any rate, there is no concrete proof that Liberace was a practising homosexual in the 1950s, and whatever the truth, the Daily Mirror article was a disgusting smear.
A final note on Scott Thorson; this man was or became a crook as well as a junkie. At the time of writing – April 2022 – he is in a Nevada prison.
Liberace TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS WONDERFUL
Liberace TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING IS WONDERFULis an excellent documentary about Liberace, even if it does focus too much on his sexuality.
It can be found on YouTube. This five minute excerpt (a compilation from various sources) uploaded to YouTube, July 12, 2007 covers the libel case, and is exactly how I would have edited it. In this clip you will hear the sound of a gavel. Judges in English courtrooms do not use gavels!
LINDA LOVELACE/DEEP THROAT: In 1972, a low budget pornographic comedy film was launched on the world. Deep Throat was said to have been made for less than $50,000 and to have grossed at least $30 million. Its star was a young woman named Linda Lovelace, and the character she portrayed had a clitoris in her throat, hence its title.
Deep Throat has also become a cultural reference, initially with the contemporaneous Watergate scandal.
Linda Borman was the daughter of a New York police officer; her rise to fame was sudden, but she soon faded. In her 1980 autobiography Ordeal, she would paint a very different picture of her life from the one portrayed at the time her star was rising. She claimed to have been abused physically and sexually by her then husband Chuck Traynor and to have been gang-raped.
After the publication of Ordeal, she became an anti-pornography activist, but her later testimony like her autobiography does not have the ring of truth. Before she made Deep Throat she made a film in which she had sex with a dog, a claim she would initially deny. How many women do you know who would have sex with a dog, even at the point of a gun?
Her 1973 book Inside Linda Lovelace was the subject of an obscenity prosecution in England. Her autobiography up to that point in her life, it appears to have been written entirely by her with minimal if any editorial assistance; Ordeal used a ghost writer, a notorious journalist named Mike McGrady, who also collaborated on her 1986 book Out Of Bondage.
In 2002, Linda Lovelace died aged 53 as the result of an automobile accident.
John Lees wrote a song about Lovelace which sums her up poetically: “Was it is your mind? Cos it sure wasn’t out of sight”.
Here is the radio edit being performed by Summer (ie mimed) on the BBC programme Top Of The Pops. What was that about the song being banned? Incidentally, the title of the January 31, 1976 Sounds article is a pun on a 1971 play/1973 film No Sex Please, We’re British.
The front cover of their 1976 album Virgin Killer is even more outrageous. If you have seen it, you will understand why it has not been included in this database. For the record, I once owned a copy.
In January 1974, all four were convicted. The case was appealed all the way to the House Of Lords, where it became known as D.P.P. v Morgan. Their convictions were rightly upheld, and 15 years later, a specific law against marital rape was instituted.
Feminist airheads often claim that it was legal until then for a man to rape his wife, and some even claim that it was feminism in the garb of the rape crisis movement that was responsible for the 1991 law, which has since been mimicked in most of the rest of the world. It was though male politicians who were largely responsible for this change, as it is male police officers who have traditionally enforced the law of rape.
Selected papers of the National Viewers And Listeners Association can be found at The NCROPA Virtual Archive. In 2001, it change its name to Mediawatch-UK.
Mrs Whitehouse is perhaps best known for two prosecutions: the second related to the play The Romans In Britain; this was spectacularly unsuccessful and quickly degenerated into farce. The first though was successful; this was the so-called Gay News blasphemous libel case, the last such prosecution for blasphemous libel in Britain. It concerned a poem – so-called – that was depraved beyond all meaning of the word.
She also called for the novelty song My Ding-A-Ling to be banned, (this cover was the only number one hit the great Chuck Berry had in the UK). She claimed it encouraged masturbation. I remember this well; most people reacted with outright laughter.
I actually met Mary Whitehouse at Eastbourne in 1990 when she invited me to sign a petition calling for freedom from pornography. At that time she was trying to equate pornography with child pornography – a typical dirty trick of the left, more so than of the Christian right. She was also making absurd claims about snuff films, and suggested that children the world over were being murdered left, right and centre to produce them.
BANNED—WHY? What turns censors on...
See the entries for the individual songs. Hi, Hi, Hi by Paul McCartney and his band is my personal favourite; see entry below and in the database for December 1 & 2, 1972.
The man who wrote this, an Englishman named George Bell rather than an American named Pete Costello, was given a six month sentence on July 28, 1954.
The contemporaneous press reports give the title slightly inaccurately – “is” rather than apostrophe s. When I found it I was expecting that, from the title, this was a depraved story of necrophilia or some such. I was astounded to realise it was nothing more than a gangster-type story about a bloke whose sidekick kills two women more or less by accident. The narrator then murders this guy, a mercy killing as in the John Steinbeck novel and film – Of Mice And Men. I found the comparison stark. The final page sees him in the condemned man’s cell blaming his downfall and everything else on women. How times have changed!
I haven’t read the book, and don’t intend to, but the film certainly contains gratuitous violence, including of a man beaten to death. This short scene is of an attempted rape. The guy gets as far as having her up against the wall when he is interrupted by his underling who informs him three unwelcome visitors have arrived.
The entry for June 1, 2004 is a page from a dedicated James Hadley Chase tribute website published by permission of its creator Dr PC Sarkar.
She published her autobiography in 1973 but the December 6, 2013 article in this database gives as much information as the casual reader will need to know. Whatever, here is a belated obituary by Yours Truly.
The relevance of this is that for example the entry for February 23, 1962 reports only that a newsagent was fined for importing an obscene book from Holland. We have no way of knowing if this obscenity was simple nudity, a couple engaging in the sex act, or a woman fellating a pig, but from the tone of the report I would say it is extremely unlikely the obscenity concerned was anything that cannot be found in regular girlie magazines today.
If I have any suspicion that a report alludes to child pornography, bestiality, or anything genuinely depraved, I will not include it here. By and large, that includes homosexual literature, or as it used to be called, queer porn.
The Vagrancy Act was intended not only to punish people for the crime of being poor but to prevent them attempting to better themselves, including beggars and prostitutes. At the time of writing – March 2020 – it is still being used against not only aggressive beggars, who can be annoying, but against rough sleepers.
The first dedicated Obscene Publications Act also known as Lord Campbell’s Act or simply Campbell’s Act was dated originally August 25, 1857. I found this on-line through Google Books and have extracted it with some difficulty, merging JPG screengrabs then converting it to PDF. It has come out quite well. Although the first Act of Parliament to be directed solely against obscene publications, so-called, the suppression of such publications has a long history in England and elsewhere, one that predates this database (which begins in 1802) by centuries.
Lord Campbell’s Act was repealed August 29, 1959 when the Obscene Publications Act, 1959 came into force.
The text of the 1959 act given here is dated July 29; that was the date it received the Royal Assent. As stated above, it came into force on August 29.
After its off-Broadway debut in 1969, it was moved to The Roundhouse and the West End. At the time of writing – January 2019 – it is the longest running Broadway show of all time. The audience for the Roundhouse production included two Metropolitan Police officers, one of whom is said to have viewed it twice more before recommending its prosecution. Here is a clue, asshole, in the words of Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court, I know obscenity when I see it. That means the first time. (Or perhaps he simply enjoyed the show?) Although Oh! Calcutta! did not in event face prosecution in Britain, its cast was arrested in Australia, (see entry for October 9, 1971). Three programmes from UK productions can be found on The David Webb Virtual Archive & Fan Site.
The linked article is the original version as submitted to the Journal Of Porn Studies; it was received by the publisher on November 10, 2020 (the date given here), but was published only December 1, 2021. It was accepted for publication on June 22, but the published version does not include certain photographs. Rest assured dear reader, you are not the first person to see the irony of an article about pornography written for a magazine devoted to the study of pornography being censored by its publisher. The author had some flattering things to say about me, and I am more than happy to reciprocate. (Along with Goodman I get a mention in the Acknowledgements).
The Watford Blue Movie Trial seems a bit quaint today when anyone with Internet access can be deluged with pornography at the click of a mouse, so this in-depth, well-researched article will help especially the younger generation to understand what came before.
The following year, the Page 3 girl was topless.
With the rise of second wave feminism – the misnamed women’s liberation – and then third wave, much fake outrage was generated over this feature with the by now familiar vacuous mantras of sexism, objectification, yadda, yadda, yadda.
On March 12, 1986, the left wing MP Clare Short introduced a private member’s bill to suppress it. She was rightly met with scorn.
A quarter of a century later, airhead Brighton feminist Lucy-Ann Holmes started her No More Page 3 campaign.
On January 20, 2015, Intelligencer (part of New York magazine) published an excellent short history and timeline of Page 3.
On January 21, 2015, Holmes uploaded a video to YouTube in which she claimed success for her campaign. I don’t know what planet she is living on, because the modern Internet is awash with not only photographs of attractive young women posing tastefully, suggestively, topless...but with the most outrageous filth – most of it in video format – of women and men of all ages with their kit off engaging in the most depraved acts imaginable.
When you watch this video, pay special attention to her eyes. If you meet a woman with eyes like that, give her a miss. Especially if she isn’t taking drugs.
Clearly, a lot of people were not impressed with the mock outrage. Neither was I, but I was even less impressed with the so-called joke.
Written by the band’s lead guitarist and principal songwriter Pete Townshend, Pictures Of Lily runs to around 2 minutes 44 seconds and is backed by a song called Doctor Doctor, which is not to be confused with any other song of that name, especially the classic UFO track.
It was released in the United States on June 24, 1967. America was unimpressed with it but it reached number 4 in the UK singles chart.
Although it does not appear to have been banned officially, many radio stations were said to have refused to play it because it was perceived as a song about a teenage boy (Townshend himself) masturbating at night.
The Melody Maker advertisement the day it was released suggests it was actually inspired by Lily Baylis (whose surname is spelt Bayliss) in the New Musical Express article of May 20, 1967. However, Townshend has given several conflicting explanations for the song, so caveat emptor.
PROFUMO AFFAIR: The Profumo Affair was one of the big scandals in 1960s British politics; it involved the Government Minister John Profumo (1915-2006), the osteopath Stephen Ward (1912-63), Christine Keeler (1942-2017), and Mandy Rice-Davies (1944-2014).
It was alleged that both Keeler and Rice-Davies were prostitutes. Whether or not that was the case, Keeler was not shy about dropping her knickers. Stephen Ward was an osteopath by profession, although he was accused of being a pimp. He stood trial in July 1963 and was convicted on two counts of living off immoral earnings, but committed suicide while the jury was still out.
Rice-Davies is best known for the phrase “Well he would say that, wouldn’t he?” (in reality a slight misquote).
Keeler gets a mention in the Al Stewart song Post World War II Blues; Ward became the subject of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
It was banned swiftly, and the entire print run was ordered destroyed, although I have seen what appear to be genuine first edition copies advertised on-line at astronomical prices. Hall was herself a lesbian, as can be discerned from this photograph taken around 1930.
The book was published almost immediately in the United States – where it was also banned – and in Paris. I have access to both the first American edition and the Pegasus Press edition, but for technical reasons I am unable to scan selected pages from them. The good news is the entire book has been scanned by Project Gutenberg, and it is that version that is included here in Portable Document Format; I converted it from HTML.
I am assuming this is an accurate copy, even though the name of the author has been misspelt! Or should that be the authoress?
Here is an excerpt; here is its SongFacts entry.
The album cover was branded obscene, but very sensibly, magistrates would have none of it.
What launched the group more than anything else was their appearance on the Thames Television early evening local news programme Today (December 1, 1976) where, egged on by the presenter, an obviously drunk Bill Grundy, they treated viewers to a tirade of four letter words. Naturally this caused outrage, after all, children must be watching. (For the record, the first new word I learned when I first went to school in the early 1960s was fuck; were 1970s schoolkids any less corrupted? Probably not). This incident might have ended Grundy’s television career; it didn’t quite, but he was suspended, and shortly Today was cancelled.
The Pistols were actually a late substitute for rising stars Queen, who would eventually become massive.
While women are at times trafficked for sex, most trafficking is simply illegal immigration run by organised criminal gangs. The reader should not be duped into believing that large numbers of women the length and breadth of Britain or worldwide are being held captive in brothels and raped dozens of times a day. When illegal immigrants are arrested for prostitution-related offences, they inevitably make some such claim, which guarantees they will be treated as victims – survivors – and perhaps even granted asylum.
The British Library catalogue holds two publications dated 1801 – or more accurately 1801? – which herald the Society’s inception, but this database includes publications only from 1802. The lengthy 1983 article by the historian M.J.D. Roberts is probably the best and fullest work on the Society, its early years at least.
Having said that, this trial was absurd beyond all meaning of the word. I was ten years old at the time, and had I been aware of it, I would have regarded it as silly.
I have included all the relevant documents in this database. They are:
From April 25, 1966: Stass Paraskos obscenity trial documents. This is a collection of documents I found on his Wikipedia page. Although I haven’t consulted the original, I would assume this is a photocopy of DPP 2/4193 held at Kew, if not the entire file then all the essential documents. Files in this series tend to contain all sorts of unimportant documents such as memoranda, invoices, etc.
The exhibition opened on April 25, so I have given that as the starting date for this nonsense.
ARTIST IN ROW OVER PICTURES OF NUDES; this Daily Mirror article from April 30, 1966 appears to be the first media report on the case, national or local.
Artist accused of showing two obscene pictures in exhibition – December 19, 1966. Goodman found this Liverpool Echo article and told me to get it. As far as I recall, this was the first I had heard of this case. The quality is extremely poor so I dug out the relevant local press articles.
OBSCENE ART IN LEEDS ALLEGED from the local/regional press the same day.
Professor produces pin-up in court, December 20, 1966 – from the same source.
OBSCENE ART FINES—ARTIST MAY APPEAL, December 21, 1966 – the resolution reported by the local/regional press.
‘Obscene’ art that saw artist arrested goes on show in Leeds – August 12, 2016; this article contains good quality photographs of the two offending paintings. Offending? No!
How a Cypriot artist became the last victim of UK obscenity laws, January 30, 2022. This Cyprus Mail article also contains good quality photographs of the paintings.
See alo entry for July 26, 1969.
The Birmingham Post, August 12, 1970. The front page of this issue says MIDLAND NEWS (printed) and is also stamped CITY.
The Birmingham Post, December 15, 1972. The front page of this issue says Midland Edition (printed) and is also stamped MIDLAND NORTH.
Her husband needs no introduction, of course. Paul McCartney is one of the most prolific and talented songwriters in history, but for the record, this information was gleaned from The Paul McCartney Project.
Click here to play The Light Comes From Within.
Concerning this file specifically, this is a scan from the microfilm of the Times. If you view this article on The Times Digital Archive, this is what you will see.
On March 20, 2021, a slightly augmented recording was uploaded to YouTube. The following month it was uploaded to the Internet Archive.
Smith and Timbrell pleaded guilty; they appeared at the Old Bailey on August 20. Smith walked home, but the older woman received a sentence of three months.
The same day, Mary Hinds was tried for the same offence in an unrelated case. She pleaded not guilty, and was convicted. The witness Martha Moore described herself as an unfortunate girl. In this context, unfortunate is a noun rather than an adjective. It was a euphemism for prostitute.
ULYSSES: This novel by the Irish literary giant James Joyce (1882-1941) caused a great deal of controversy and was banned on both sides of the Atlantic.
According to the official UK singles chart, it was released here on June 3, 1969 peaking at number 10. Naturally it was banned. The song will not be included here. The associated image is its entry in the National Archives catalogue.