It was on this very day, Sunday, January 15, 1967 that the Rolling Stones appeared on The Ed Sullivan show to perform their new single. “Let’s Spend The Night Together” After reviewing the songs lyric Mr. Sullivan demanded that they change the lyric to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together!
During the live performance, an obviously annoyed Mick Jagger could be seen “rolling his eyes each time he sang the changed lyric, only to have Ed Sullivan announce that The Rolling Stones were forever banned from ever appearing on his show again!
Yes, Mr Ed was a tough guy, but The Stones took it in stride, in fact they just released their latest Album last month. 50 years later!
Did you see the program that Sunday ? It was priceless! Pictured above, Mr. Sullivan giving Mick a ‘stern talking to’!
Here’s the rehearsal video of the Stones’ infamous performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.