Beatles-banning Cuban TV boss passes away at 76

February 5th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb 5 (ANI): Former Cuban TV and radio boss, Jorge Serguera, who banned the broadcasting of Beatles” tracks from the country’’s airwaves has passed away. He was 76.

A state TV network announced his death on February 3, reports The Daily Express.

Serguera, who was the president of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television in the 1970s, pulled the Fab Four’’s tracks from broadcaster’’s schedules.

He made the move because he feared the band’’s music would threaten the communist revolution.

No further details on his demise have yet been disclosed.

Although, Serguera had banned the music by the iconic British foursome, he admitted that he liked to listen to their songs in private.

However, since then the Cuban officials have allowed Beatles records to be played.

In fact, there is even a statue of John Lennon sitting on a park bench in the country’’s capital of Havana. (ANI)

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