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    All I will say is, I said such and such people were up to no good many years ago, and I was right about them. But I don't think CR is one of those who was up to no good. I might be proven wrong, but my gut says no.

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    Hope this doesn't turn out to be true, it'll leave me with a bit of a moral dilemma. I actually like a lot of the music. I doubt there's many people upset with not being able to play Garry Glitter or Rolf Harris songs. I grew up on Cliff music, pretty much my Dads entire record collection. We played Miss You Nights at his funeral.

    What's the moral stance on playing music from convicted pedophiles at full volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    What's the moral stance on playing music from convicted pedophiles at full volume?
    You'll probably get a severe tutting. But nobody will actually say anything because we're British.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    Absolutely. And in many respects if he isn't guilty of anything it may be to his advantage for there to be an investigation, which would find no evidence and kill the rumours rather than letting the speculation drag on.
    If only it worked like that. Once the brush sticks it remains there, especially in the social media trial-by-Twitter age.

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    I haven't heard any rumours about Bill Roache since he was found Not Guilty.

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    Quite an amusing clip from the wonderful Early Doors:

    http://youtu.be/yiffmr5ZRRA?t=3m5s

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    What's the moral stance on playing music from convicted pedophiles at full volume?
    Had to cleanse my music collection of all Lostprophets (was there largely for nostalgia value) because every time it came on it made me feel physically sick. A shame though, some good memories attached to some of those songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconAlley_Sam View Post
    Had to cleanse my music collection of all Lostprophets (was there largely for nostalgia value) because every time it came on it made me feel physically sick. A shame though, some good memories attached to some of those songs.
    It's a shame the music gets tainted. I did think of Lostprophets 'fans' (is that even allowed now?). I never liked them but lots did. Hopefully the remaining musicians will reclaim the best songs in their new band?

    Still hoping Sir Cliff doesn't leave me having to make that moral choice!

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    That's something that BBC DJ Mark Radcliffe has been vocal on in the past regarding Garry Glitter. He was a key figure in the glam rock era and produced some classic hits which have now been airbrushed from history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper View Post
    Who next? Gordon the Gopher?
    He's more likely to be the Key Witness if they go after Philip Schofield!

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