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Judy Garland to anti-Thatcher mob: ‘I’ve sung, I’ve entertained, , I’ve pleased you—YOU SONS OF BITCHES!’


WHEN the BBC banned Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz – it being what Margaret Thatcher would have wanted, or some such malarky (and has the Govrernment made her take an Atos test yet?) – we wondered about the singer.

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Posted: 15th, April 2013 | In: Celebrities | Comments (5)

The BBC bans Judy Garland: Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead (and so is Maggie Thatcher)


THE idiotic BBC has decided not to play the Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead, the tune from the Wizard of Oz reinvigorated by the anti-Margaret Thatcher. It will not feature on the Official Chart Show. All 51-seconds of it have been censored.

Radio 1 controller Ben Cooper tells the BBC:

 “The decision I have made is I am not going to play it in full but that I will play a clip of it in a news environment. When I say a news environment, that is a newsreader telling you about the fact that this record has reached a certain place in the chart and here is a clip of that track.

“It is a compromise and it is a difficult compromise to come to. You have very difficult and emotional arguments on both sides of the fence.

“Let’s not forget you also have a family that is grieving for a loved one who is yet to be buried.”

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Posted: 12th, April 2013 | In: Music, Politicians | Comments (3)

Judy Garland’s Wizard of Oz dress goes under the hammer

C’MON lads. Here’s yer chance. The dress that Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz film will be auctioned in Beverly Hills on November 9th and 10th at the Icons and Idols event. The gingham dress and white puff-sleeve blouse could be yours for £310,000 or thereabouts….

Posted: 9th, October 2012 | In: Film, The Consumer | Comment