The Day The Doors Pissed Off Ed Sullivan

posted by Jeff K - 

On September 17, 1967, the Doors gave a memorable performance of "Light My Fire" on The Ed Sullivan Show.

According to Ray Manzarek, network executives asked that the word "higher" be removed. The group appeared to acquiesce, but performed the song in its original form, because either they had never intended to comply with the request or Jim Morrison was nervous and forgot to make the change (Manzarek has given conflicting accounts). 

Either way, "higher" was sung out on national television, and the show's host, Ed Sullivan, canceled another six shows that had been planned. After the program's producer told the band they would never play on the show again.

Jim Morrison reportedly replied: "Hey man. We just did the Sullivan Show"

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