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Censoring Paul's cigarette?
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4 March 2014
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Bungalow Bob
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Here is more information on this topic: http://onabbeyroad.com/news0616.htm   I wonder if next they will digitally replace Lennon's voice on  "I Am The Walrus," singing "…choking smokers"… or "I'm So Tired," with the nasty line "I'll have another cigarette." At least they'll probably keep the "stupid git" dig at Sir Walter Raleigh. ;-)

4 March 2014
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Bungalow Bob said
Here is more information on this topic:
http://onabbeyroad.com/news0616.htm   I wonder if next they will digitally replace Lennon's voice on  "I Am The Walrus," singing "…choking smokers"… or "I'm So Tired," with the nasty line "I'll have another cigarette." At least they'll probably keep the "stupid git" dig at Sir Walter Raleigh. ;-)

If they censor anything in I Am The Walrus, it'll be "Pornographic preistes...let your knickers down" 

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4 March 2014
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BBC article on the removal of Paul's cigarette from Abbey Road by US Poster companies and "The move was made without the permission of either McCartney or Apple Records, which owns the rights to the image.". 

Was a cigarette edited out of the Real Love cover? I have a memory recall of that happening, i think Ringo had it (note: yeah it was. A google search brings up an article on it, sadly the pictures have gone - will try and find the original).

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So its fine for Apple to do it.a-hard-days-night-paul-3

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4 March 2014
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I can see it now: the politically-correct police will soon be digitally altering all pop music references to cigarettes. McCartney's line in "A Day In The Life" will get changed, from "I went downstairs and had a smoke, and somebody spoke…" to "I went downstairs and baked some bread, and somebody said"…

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