The Rolling Stones in China
Region: North America
Medium: Performance Art Music
Artist: The Rolling Stones (formed in 1962)
Confronting Bodies: Chinese Ministry of Culture
Date of Action: March 2003
Location: China, Beijing and Shanghai
Description of Artwork: The songs Brown Sugar, Honky Tonk Women, Beast of Burden, and Let's Spend the Night Together.
The Incident: The Chinese Ministry of Culture prohibited the Rolling Stones from playing the above songs in their concert, which were censored from their 40 Licks album in China. The concert was the first time China approved the band to play since it first petitioned the nation in 1970.
Results of Incident: The Rolling Stones did not play those songs.
Source: NCAC: from an article on apnews.com