Light A Candle In The Chapel

A candle flame

Episode Air Date: May 5, 2020
Artist: Frank Sinatra
Recording Title: Light a Candle in the Chapel

Who doesn’t appreciate a good old-fashioned sappy song now and again? Well, John Welch, for one. As the head of Religious Broadcasting at the BBC in the 1940’s, he was behind many recording bans. His reason for banning “Light A Candle In The Chapel” recorded by Frank Sinatra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1942? The song was, and we’re quoting here “so nauseatingly sentimental that it debased the Christian religion.” So much for writers being their own worst critics.

Sinatra and Dorsey would part ways soon after. To find out why, click right here.




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