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Facebook Reverses Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy Image Ban

by Paul Cashmere on June 22, 2019

in News

Facebook is finally allowing the cover of Led Zeppelin’s classic ‘Houses of the Holy’ album to be shown on the platform.

Facebook had banned the ‘Houses of the Holy’ cover as it claimed the cover did not abide by its community standards because it featured naked children.

‘Houses of the Holy’ was the fifth Led Zeppelin album. The album, released in 1973, has sold over 11 million copies in the USA alone,

The ‘Houses of the Holy’ artwork was inspired by the Arthur C. Clarke novel ‘Childhood’s End’. The cover, shot at Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, features just two children, brother and sister Stefan and Samantha Gates. The two children were photographed over 10 days to create the 11 individual children on the cover.

While Led Zeppelin recorded a title track for the album, it was not used for this record. Instead, Led Zeppelin included the song ‘Houses of the Holy’ on their next album ‘Physical Graffiti’.

The Facebook fuckup came after Ultimate Classic Rock posted the cover and had it removed. Facebook has since fixed the fuckup but says that it will monitor similar posts in future and treat them on a case by case basis.

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