1985

NOW Magazine - Anniversary special - - Toronto Symphony Orchestra -

On Fe­bru­ary 14, 1985, in the spirit of Valen­tine’s Day, NOW runs a pic of a poet recit­ing verse with un­ders down. His hairy, limp mem­ber im­me­di­ately flips out the moral­ity squad, who place an ur­gent call to pub­lisher Michael Hol­lett. As well, com­plaints at City Hall lead to a NOW ban there, over­turned when coun­cil­lor Joanne Camp­bell in­ter­venes, say­ing she finds the Sun’s Sun­shine Girl much more of­fen­sive. As for the poet, he claims to have read nude in the cause of birth con­trol, as he was “as­sured his im­age would cause thou­sands to re­con­sider the de­sir­abil­ity of pro­cre­ation.’’

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