It Happened In Music: Viva La Revolución

Viva La RevolucionOn November 20, 1975 Generalisimo Francisco Franco dies, marking the end of authoritarian rule in Spain and the beginning of an explosion in Spanish arts and culture. Many songs containing religious, political, or sexual messages were banned under the dictatorship for conflicting with Franco’s nationalist idea of a unified Spanish culture.

This IHIM contains two playlists: one with songs banned under the dictatorship, and another with bands that flourished after the democratic transition.