Today in History: 1985

9/19/85
At the urging of Susan Baker (wife of Treasury Secretary James) and Tipper Gore (wife of Tennessee senator Albert), the Senate Commerce Committee holds a hearing about whether stickers should be placed on albums warning parents about dirty rock lyrics. Says Sen. Paul Trible (R-VA), “I believe this may well be the most important hearing conducted by the Commerce Committee this year.”

Paul Slansky, The Clothes Have No Emperor

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  1. Capt. Bat Guano says:

    I remember it well, Frank Zappa had a good time participating in the hearing and used the resulting tapes to produce some fine audio on his album “Frank Zappa vs The Mothers of Prevention.”

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  2. knowdoubt says:

    Isn’t she the ex wife now? Or did I just dream that, but, anyway, the most important hearing.. surely they jest.

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  3. Bruce388 says:

    You know, Trible (R-Rhymes with Dribble) was probably right.

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