September 17, 1967

On this day in 1967, The Doors performed on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, The Doors were asked to change the line “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher” in their hit “Light My Fire.” Singer Jim Morrison agreed, then sung the offending words anyway, angering the host and earning a lifetime ban from the show.

Ray Manzarek’s take on the show:

 

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