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Old 30-06-2014, 21:29
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With the singer of the most famous version being found guilty. Is it right that it will now enevitably be blacklisted?

After all it was written in 1902 long before Mr Harris was even born. Harry Lauder made the song famous and I believe it was popular in WW1.

I mean I can't see Australia blacklisting their anthem Walzing Matilda because Rolf has done a version of it.
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Old 30-06-2014, 21:37
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If you mean Jedward then yes!
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Old 30-06-2014, 22:51
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Eurrgh, it's not that hard.. You just blacklist the versions done by Rolf Harris. Anyone who complains about a song being played just because Rolf Harris did a version of the song is an idiot.
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Old 30-06-2014, 22:53
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I think they should just blacklist the Rolf Harris version and I can see that happening in the near future. Isn't Gary Glitter's music already blacklisted?
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Old 30-06-2014, 22:57
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I think it's like Gary Glitter, you have to separate the music from the performer.
Did Rolf Harris not do some version of 'Stairway to Heaven' as well?
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Old 30-06-2014, 23:39
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Two Little Boys is a great song. I always thought Rolf wrote it. Glad he didnt.
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Old 30-06-2014, 23:46
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Eurrgh, it's not that hard.. You just blacklist the versions done by Rolf Harris. Anyone who complains about a song being played just because Rolf Harris did a version of the song is an idiot.
Thing is though he will always be strongly linked to the song even though he was not the original artist.

I mean how many people would know that Rockin All Over The World was first written and Recorded by John Fogerty. Rather than Quo, not many.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:47
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What about other songs made famous by Rolf Harris, like Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport and Sun Arise? I suppose they won't be heard about now either and they were both as popular as Two Little Boys in their time.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:08
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Not to mention Jake The Peg
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:32
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With the singer of the most famous version being found guilty. Is it right that it will now enevitably be blacklisted?

After all it was written in 1902 long before Mr Harris was even born. Harry Lauder made the song famous and I believe it was popular in WW1.

I mean I can't see Australia blacklisting their anthem Walzing Matilda because Rolf has done a version of it.
i don't listen to the radio, but i'd be surprised if the song was played much in the last decade. there's no need to blacklist it. people will play it if they want to, but as few people would be likely to play it then there would be little change. i'm sure in general few radio stations would want to play music by anyone who's been convicted of a serious offence, at least recently, but phil spector is in prison for killing someone and i doubt that has stopped his music being played
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:02
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Nothing should be blacklisted...people need to separate the art from the artist.
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Old 01-07-2014, 11:00
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No. It's not my problem if people aren't mature enough to separate the art from the artist.
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Old 01-07-2014, 13:04
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This OP should be blacklisted. The idea of blacklisting art because of the crimes of the artist is ludicrous.
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Old 01-07-2014, 13:40
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I can't see any performance or art by Rolf doing well from now on.

Official blacklist or not..
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Old 01-07-2014, 16:06
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This OP should be blacklisted. The idea of blacklisting art because of the crimes of the artist is ludicrous.
I see you did not read the op. I don't agree with blacklisting either. However it will happen as the DM will go into overdrive. If not.
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