Name: Rolling Stones on Ed Sullivan Show

Date:  1951 - 1975

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Explicit Sexuality , Other

MediumMusic , Television

Artist: Rolling Stones

Confronting Bodies: Ed Sullivan Show

Date of Action: 1967

Specific Location: New York City

Description of Artwork: The Rolling Stones hit song "Let's Spend the Night Together".

Description of Incident: Ed Sullivan finds the chorus of the song, "Let's spend the night together", "objectionable."

Results of Incident: The group acquiesces, appearing on national television with the altered lyrics "Let's spend some time together."

Source: National Association of Artists Organizations

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