Dire Straights Gay Ban

01/13/2011
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(Rock AAA) Classic Dire Straits track Money for Nothing has been banned from public broadcast in Canada after receiving just one complaint 25 years after its release.

The global hit single came out on the band's iconic fifth album, Brothers in Arms, in May 1985 and won a Grammy for best rock performance the following year.

But the original version included the word "faggot" referring to homosexuals, and although a cleaned-up edition was made available, Oz-FM in Newfoundland played the first edition in February last year.

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