Billy lived in the city of New York when he was 10. It was the day of September 11, 2001. Two planes crashed into the twin towers. One of these crashes killed Billy's mother, who worked inside of one the towers.
Nuzum, Eric. "Censorship of Music After the September 11 Terrorist Attacks." Censorship, edited by Kate Burns, Greenhaven Press, 2004. Contemporary Issues Companion. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints,
I miss her more than anything.
Billy began to listen to music to comfort himself, but something about the music seemed different.
Usually the radio played "Fly," "Jet Airliner," "Head Like a Hole," and "Great Balls of Fire", but none of the songs played. These songs contained violence, but since none of them were playing, it helped Billy not be reminded of the tragedy of his mother.
The censorship of songs having to do with planes and violence continued to help Billy, and he even started singing his favorite song!
I love this song!
The people who were affected by 9/11 could listen to music to give them less worries. This is because of the censored songs that were banned.