Artist: The Rolling Stones
Confronting Bodies: Chinese Ministry of Culture
Date of Action: March 2003
Specific Location: China, Beijing and Shanghai
Description of Artwork: The songs "Brown Sugar,""Honky Tonk Women,""Beast of Burden," and "Let's Spend the Night Together."
Description of Incident: The Chinese Ministry of Culture prohibited the Rolling Stones from playing the above songs in their concert, which were censored from their "40 Licks" album in China. The concert was the first time China approved the band to play since it first petitioned the nation in 1970.
Results of Incident: The Rolling Stones did not play the songs.
Source: NCAC: from an article on apnews.com
Submitted By: Peter Silverman