"> Name: Rolling Stones Censored in China

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectExplicit Sexuality , Political/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPerforming Art

Artist: The Rolling Stones

Confronting Bodies: Chinese Ministry of Culture

Date of Action: March 2003

Specific Location: China, Beijing and Shanghai

Description of Artwork: The songs "Brown Sugar,""Honky Tonk Women,""Beast of Burden," and "Let's Spend the Night Together."

Description of Incident: The Chinese Ministry of Culture prohibited the Rolling Stones from playing the above songs in their concert, which were censored from their "40 Licks" album in China. The concert was the first time China approved the band to play since it first petitioned the nation in 1970.

Results of Incident: The Rolling Stones did not play the songs.

Source: NCAC: from an article on apnews.com

Submitted By: Peter Silverman

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