CDJ Today: May 13 in Classic Rock

CDJ Today: May 13 in Classic Rock

May 13, 1985 – Tipper Gore infamously creates the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) after hearing her daughter listening to the Prince song “Darling Nikki.”  The four member group of politically connected wives pressure the RIAA to put warning stickers on albums with offensive lyrics.  In testimony before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Dee Snider,Frank Zappa and John Denver oppose this form of censorship. They lose, but the stickers on albums actually increase sales.

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