List of Banned Beatles songs
Songs Banned by the BBC
A Day in the Life (1967) from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was banned for the line
I'd love to turn you on written by John Lennon and banned as drug reference.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (1967) from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was banned for the song's title
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds written by John Lennon was banned as they felt Lucy, Sky, and Diamonds referred to LSD - something John denies.
Fixing a Hole (1967) from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, drug references.
I Am the Walrus (1967) from Magical Mystery Tour was banned for the lines
pornographic priestess boy you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down written by John Lennon and banned as a sexually explicit reference.
Come Together (1969) from Abbey Road was banned for the line
he shoot Coca Cola written by John Lennon, not because it was a drug reference but because it contained a reference to a product - the American soft drink Coca Cola.
Real Love (1996) BBC Radio 1's decision to not play The Beatles' song Real Love was considered by many to be a ban. The BBC stated:
It's not what our listeners want to hear ... We are a contemporary music station. The Beatles response:
Indignation. Shock and surprise. We carried out research after the Anthology was launched and this revealed that 41% of the buyers were teenagers.. Also see Paul's Letter to the Daily Mirror.
Songs Banned in the United States
The Ballad of John and Yoko was banned by some U.S. radio stations for the lines
Christ, you know it ain't easy written by John Lennon as offensive to Christians.