Sunday, January 15th, 1967

The Rolling Stones Are Censored

The rebellious Rolling Stones appreciated the exposure that “The Ed Sullivan Show” brought them, and reluctantly followed Ed’s rules. On their fifth appearance, they were to play “Ruby Tuesday” and “Let’s Spend the Night Together.” That day, the network and Ed demanded they change the lyrics to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together.” The band balked, but Ed insisted. During the live show, Mick obeyed, but rolled his eyes while he sang the revised words.