Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
It was not so much 'I Just Called To Say I Love You' as the opposite, on the melodramatic 'As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone.'
The show is due to air tonight (1 June) on most PBS stations in the US.
'Come And Get These Memories' embodied the sound that Berry Gordy had been looking for.
From original rebels such as Hank Williams, to genre-defying country heroes the likes of Willie Nelson, these are the icons who paved the way for Americana.
As Patsy Cline’s most successful musical disciple and dear friend, no person was better suited to record a tribute to the country legend than Loretta Lynn.
The single comes ahead of Lynn’s forthcoming memoir, “Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust”, which pays tribute to her late friend and fellow country music icon.
'Me & Patsy: Kickin' Up Dust' is published in the US on 7 April by Grand Central Publishing.
The song followed her chart-topping 'Coal Miner's Daughter' and the 'After The Fire Is Gone' duet with Conway Twitty, another No. 1.
From subversive subject matter to affairs of the heart, the best female songwriters are often the most insightful, as this list proves.
On 12 February 1963, theTexan hitmaker recorded the signature track that became his first No. 1 and attracted the attention of The Beatles.
'Dear Uncle Sam' became Loretta's seventh top ten country hit and, significantly, the first that she wrote herself.
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The single entered the country chart on 23 January 1982 to become the 67th appearance there by one of the genre's true greats.
Ten years into her chart career, the self-taught singer, songwriter and guitarist took a number about her own life to No. 1.