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34 years ago, Twisted Sister front man and local rock legend Dee Snider took the stage - in front of Congress.
In 1985, a Senate hearing was instigated by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), who wanted to introduce a parental warning system that would label all albums containing offensive material. The system was to include letters identifying the type of objectionable content to be found in each album (e.g. O for occult themes, S for sex, D for drugs, V for violence, etc.). Snider, John Denver, and Frank Zappa all testified against censorship and the proposed warning system. Such a system was never implemented, but the result of the hearing brought about what is now the generic "Parental Advisory: Explicit Content" label. (Via Wikipedia)
Dee’s Thoughts His Appearence In Front Of Congress And The PRMC:
And If You Don’t Remember The Whole Hearing, Here It Is In It’s Entirety