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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

46 Years Ago Today: The Rolling Stones Get Into Trouble for Their song "Let's Spend the Night Together"

Rock Music History

Like the title suggests, yesterday was 46 years to the day that The Rolling Stones debuted their new single "Let's Spend the Night Together" on The Ed Sullivan Show on Jan. 15, 1967

When they told Sullivan of the song they were to play, they ran into a problem. Since Sullivan's show has always been family friendly, when the 1960s rolled around, he started giving some of these upstart bands the chance to earn some fame. But it was said that booking the Stones to play was like getting a stick of dynamite with the fuse already lit

That night, they were to play some of the songs they had recently written, which included "Ruby Tuesday" "Let's Spend the Night Together". When Sullivan heard the song title, he had a talk with Mick Jagger about changing the lyric to something a little more family friendly, because back then, a music show featuring a song with the idea of a man and woman spending the night together was anathema to any of the older folks watching this show, who were already totally against the Stones.

Sullivan suggested that Jagger change the lyric to "let's spend some time together" and each time that Jagger came to that line in the song, he rolled his eyes in protest. He actually does do that. I saw it. I'm with him! He actually does roll his eyes!

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