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"Walk On The Wild Side"
Lou Reed
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Reed's poem to sexual ambiguity and boho decadence broke new ground but Walk On The Wild Side wasn't banned by the BBC because the bosses didn't understand the lyrics.
Lou Reed
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Composer  Lou Reed
Genre  Rock
Album  Transformer
Year of Release  1973
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Rolf Harris
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