Facebook has reportedly began banning LED ZEPPELIN‘s Houses of the Holy artwork from the social media network, even though the 1973 album cover has been shared freely by users in the past.
“Approximately 30 minutes after posting the petition on my page, I received a notice that the post went against community standards,” page owner told Classic Rock. “I then created another post, mentioning how the petition was removed. Before too long, everyone was commenting, indicating that they had shared the petition and been given warnings.
Shot by famed Hipgnosis designer Aubrey Powell, it’s a piece of art that reflects the late 60s/early 70s fascination with natural childhood innocence. It’s an album that sits in millions of homes worldwide, and there’s no doubting the image’s iconic status.
NIRVANA‘s Nevermind artwork was also temporarily banned, as was JANE’s ADDICTION album covers for Ritual De Lo Habitual and Nothing’s Shocking, and VAN HALEN‘s Balance. But all those albums had since been unbanned.