Let's Spend the Night Together (song)

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Date: 1967

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion Explicit Sexuality

Medium: Music Television


Artist: The Rolling Stones (formed in 1962)

Confronting Bodies: Ed Sullivan

Date of Action: 1967

Location: New York City, USA

Description of Artwork: The Rolling Stones hit song Let's Spend the Night Together.

The Incident: Ed Sullivan found the chorus of the song, Let's spend the night together, "objectionable."

Results of Incident: The group acquiesces, appearing on national television with the altered lyrics "Let's spend some time together."

Source: National Association of Artists Organizations