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On this day in 1984 BBC bans the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song "Relax"
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On this day in 1984 BBC bans the Frankie Goes To Hollywood song “Relax”

When Frankie Goes To Hollywood released “Relax” in 1983, they couldn’t imagine the controversy that would arise around their debut single when in 1984 BBC bans the song

In 1984 "Relax" the controversial debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, became the longest running chart hit since 1967
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In 1984 “Relax” the controversial debut single by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, became the longest running chart hit since 1967

One of the most controversial and most commercially successful records of the decade “Relax” sold a reported 2 million copies in the UK alone, making it the seventh best-selling single in the UK Singles Chart’s history and would be the first song to emphasize the then, shock impact of Frankie members Holly Johnson’s and Paul Rutherford’s open homosexuality