1964 — Mary Whitehouse launches the Clean Up TV Campaign

One of the greatest killjoys ever produced by the British Isles, Mary Whitehouse was a conservative Christian who decided that it was time that someone put their foot down about all the filth on TV – and that that foot was her. She formed the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association, an organisation of similarly inclined busybodies who were motivated by the sheer terror that someone, somewhere, might be having a good time. Determined to prevent this shameful occurrence from happening, she mounted a number of campaigns, all of them notable for their censoriousness and not a few of them for their homophobia. It became a badge of honour amongst British entertainers to be criticised by her.

Whitehouse had a day job as a sex education teacher. One assumes that very few of her students ever successfully reproduced.

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Pigs (Three Different Ones) — Pink Floyd