Sunday Sharpe

Sunday Sharpe isn’t a name that will come up often in any conversation. She released one album, the title track of which was a cover of Paul Anka’s “(You’re) Having My Baby” with lyrics changed to the female perspective. It’s a notable example of a song about birth control (abortion, in this instance) not being banned from country radio, as was Loretta Lynn’s “The Pill.”

Hear more about this and other examples in CR 002, below.

Loretta Lynn

CR002 The Pill: Why Was Loretta Lynn Banned?

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Maybe you already know Loretta Lynn’s 1975 song about birth control, “The Pill,” was banned from radio upon release.

But do you know why?

The real answer is not what many would assume. 

Recommended if you like: Kitty Wells, Webb Pierce, Jimmie Rodgers, Dixie Chicks, Conway Twitty, KT Oslin, Garth Brooks, Sunday Sharpe, Lorene Mann, Jeannie C. Riley, Hank Thompson and feminism.

Also recommended if you don’t like: Barbra Streisand.

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