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Jubilee hit of the day: Jonathan King sings God Save The Sex Pistols

BEFORE he became a media pariah, Jonathan King hymned a reply to the Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen. It’s called God Save The Sex Pistols, and as Madame Arcati reports, in 1977 Prince Charles liked it so much he ordered six copies. What Chas doesn’t know about the funny, ain’t worth knowing…

Posted: 4th, June 2012 | In: Royal Family | Comments (2)

Jonathan King’s Autobiography 65 My Life So Far Defies Censorship

I AM  delighted to see that Jonathan King’s autobiography 65 My Life So Far hit No1 on the Amazon Kindle pop culture chart. This is amazing given the near-universal attempt to edit our tastes by our nation’s media by ignoring the intriguing tome. Thanks to Madame Arcati’s review and that of Roger Lewis’ in The Lady, however, and a little PR by the author himself, and… well, success!

You don’t have to be signed up to the JK Fan Club to appreciate his priceless anecdotes about bisexual John Lennon and sooo many other stars he worked and (well) hung out with. Despite the BBC’s best efforts to delete him from public record there’s no denying his huge contribution to pop culture, for better or worse.

The Madame’s review:

Oh, JK! How could you? Or rather, how could you not?

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Posted: 30th, September 2011 | In: Books | Comment

BBC Edits Jonathan King Out Of Top Of The Pops

THE BBC’s vacuous decision to edit out an appearance of Jonathan King on a 1976 edition of Top of the Pops for a BBC4 rerun sets an intriguing precedent. We all know King was convicted and jailed for sex with underage teenage boys a few years back, but what could be the rationale for this show ‘laundering’; this charade that King never existed?

As columnist Terence Blacker writes in theIndependent, “Certainly, if the BBC’s new policy is to give musicians a retrospective morality test before allowing them on the screen, its censorship department is going to be busy. There will be no room for Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pete Townshend, Ike Turner and many others – and that’s before one has even reached jazz.”

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Posted: 7th, September 2011 | In: TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Vatican Responds To Sex Cases By Clearing The Satantic Beatles

TOP news from the Vatican is that the Pope and the Catholic Church has forgiven John Lennon for saying in 1966 that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus“. The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano (in association with Choir Boy Enthusiast), says the Beatle’s music is “beautiful” and the mop tops represent “a precious jewel“.

14 Neglected Beatles’ Gems

The story goes:

“It’s true they took drugs, lived life to excess because of their success, even said they were bigger than Jesus and put out mysterious messages that were possibly even Satanic.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2010 | In: Music | Comment (1)