IT WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1964

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                  Outside view of the Ed Sullivan Theater before the show

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IT WAS NUMBER ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1956

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IT WAS NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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IT WAS #1 ON THIS DATE IN 1976 AND BARRY DIDN’T WRITE IT!

This Barry Manilow song was written by Bruce Johnston of The Beach
Boys.
It won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year and was nominated 
for Record of the Year in 1977. It became one of Manilow’s signature
songs. 

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                                               Bruce Johnston

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IT WAS MUSICAL CENSORSHIP ON THIS DATE IN 1967

The Rolling Stones were initially refused permission to perform the number on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan himself told Jagger, "Either the song goes or you go”. A compromise was reached to substitute the words "let’s spend some time together" in place of "let’s spend the night together"; Jagger agreed to change the lyrics but ostentatiously rolled his eyes at the TV camera while singing them. Soon after the performance, the Stones disappeared from the studio. Ed Sullivan announced that the Rolling Stones would be banned from performing on his show again. In April 2006, for their first-ever performance in China, authorities prohibited the group from performing the song due to its "suggestive lyrics”.

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                                          Ed Sullivan

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