John Lydon says he was 'banned from BBC' over Jimmy Savile comments
Key Excerpts from Article on Website of The Guardian (One of the UK's leading newspapers)
Posted: June 20th, 2016
John Lydon has claimed he was banned from the BBC after speaking out against Jimmy Savile. The former Sex Pistol was referring to an interview hed given in 1978, during which he had said that Savile was into all sorts of seediness. We all know about it but were not allowed to talk about it." Speaking to Piers Morgan for his Life Stories show, he said: Im very, very bitter that the likes of Savile and the rest of them were allowed to continue. I did my bit, I said what I had to. But they didnt air that. He continued: I found myself banned from BBC radio for quite a while, for my contentious behaviour. They wouldnt state this directly; thered be other excuses. The band were already in the BBCs bad books before Lydons Savile comments: God Save The Queen received a total ban on radio play from the corporation in May 1977. Lydon didnt go into the specifics of what the ban entailed, although he said: Werent I right? I think most kids wanted to go on [Savile's popular show] Top of the Pops, but we all knew what that cigar muncher was up to.
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