Ultimate Classic Rock heeft vandaag een top 10 van rocknummers die om de een of andere reden gecensureerd werden. “My Generation” staat in de lijst.
“In this instance, it was a stutter that flustered the good ol’ British Broadcasting Corporation. Upon the release of ‘My Generation,’ the BBC banned the song from the airwaves due to Roger Daltrey’s stuttering of some lines. The official reason was that the single might offend listeners who had stuttering problems. In addition, there were rumors that some folks at the BBC thought that the line “Why don’t you all f-f-f-fade away” suggested another f-word (…) Regardless, after the song became popular, the BBC reversed the decision, and ‘My Generation’ received significant airplay“.