The former Cuban TV and radio boss who banned the Beatles's music from the country's airwaves has died. Jorge 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, fearing the band's music would threaten the communist revolution.
A state TV network announced his death, at the age of 76, on Tuesday (03Feb09). No further details were released as WENN went to press.
Despite banning music by the iconic British foursome, Serguera admitted he liked to listen to their songs in private.
Cuban officials have since allowed Beatles records to be played, and there is even a statue of John Lennon sitting on a park bench in the country's capital of Havana.